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Zoobilation Ball - Zoology 101

November 12, 2015 on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo

Cocktails at 6 PM
Dinner at 7 PM
After Party at 10 PM

Join us for a night of dancing under the stars as you sip on signature cocktails, feast on gourmet fare, and bid on premier live and silent auction items.

Sneak peek of the Live Auction items that will be available at Zoology 101:


  1. Animal House

You’ll host an absolutely unforgettable (and oh-so-delicious!) dining experience in your home!  Innovative San Antonio Chef James Moore (TBA Cocktail Lounge, Max’s Wine Dive, Boiler House) will embark on a culinary shopping spree to H-E-B Central Market in order to prepare a magnificent meal with exceptional wine pairings for up to 20 guests!  This package also includes a very special guest – you’ll have rare, up close and personal access to an animal friend from the San Antonio Zoo.  Upon arrival, your friends will be delighted to meet the one visitor who will not be staying for dinner!  A SA Zoo staff member will offer insights and information along with this unique encounter.  For a completely original and memorable dining experience, step away from your kitchen and let Chef James Moore whip up an experience that will leave you and your guests amazed!

Sponsors: H-E-B Central Market, Chef James Moore, San Antonio Zoo

  • Tim Morrow, CEO and Executive Director of the San Antonio Zoo may be added to your party of distinguished and fun guests!!


  1. The Call of the Wild

This incredible nature package is designed to thrill and inspire as you and your guests journey to Seven Devils Lodge, a premier guest ranch and resort known for bringing the wilderness straight to your doorstep!  Located on the historic OX Ranch in the mountains of Idaho, this experience for 6** lucky travelers includes airline tickets, meals and 5 nights / 5 days of fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.  What about a dramatic day of rafting on the famed “Hell’s Canyon” section of the Snake River?  For the more adventurous souls – this trip includes a glorious day of white water rafting for 6 people!  Place yourself amongst the breathtaking sights and sounds of the majestic northwest.  If you love the outdoors, western culture and exploring the wild – this package is for you!    

Sponsors: Karen and Tim Hixon, Ashley and Timo Hixon, Hell’s Canyon Adventures, and Friends of San Antonio Zoo

**Up to 6 additional guests may be added for a fee

  • Dates: Within 12 months of purchase – pick your season!


  1. Single Spotted Male Needs Help Naming His Sons!

The San Antonio Zoo’s newest residents are a wonderful family of 3 giraffes!  Single Dad Giraffe and his 2 young sons (2 and 3 years old) are walking tall and acclimating to their new surroundings in the usual ways – but it would be much easier to introduce the boys if they had names!!!  This issue of being nameless will surely be a challenge when Dad Giraffe tries to enroll his toddler sons in adventure school or zoo camp!  Everything fun to do in San Antonio seems to require a name!  You and your immediate family will also receive a very special private tour and personal encounter with the Giraffe family.  Please help this loving Dad Giraffe name his two handsome sons!!!

  •  Giraffe names must be selected by December 31, 2015


  1. High Stakes with Hippos and Snakes

 Host a legendary poker night in your ultimate ‘King of the Jungle’ man cave!  You and up to 30 guests will be ‘all in’ as you hold ‘em and fold ‘em in the Africa Live exhibit amongst hippos, crocodiles, boas, pythons -- and other creatures who never show their hands!  Up the ante by taking your guests to the lion’s den for an animal encounter like no other!  This bigger, better, most excellent event includes Smoke Shack BBQ*, free-flowing libations from an open bar, dealers and gaming equipment.  What happens in Africa Live stays in Africa Live!   

 Sponsors:  Smoke Shack, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Enchanted Rock Vodka, Alamo Beer Company, Casino Fun Incorporated, Ricos Products, San Antonio Zoo

 *Only San Antonio BBQ to make Texas Monthly’s top 25 BBQ joints

  • Dates: January 5-November 25, 2016- 7:00pm – 11pm


  1. Start your engines!

 An unparalleled Formula 1 Grand Prix experience designed to turbocharge your 2016 calendar!  This race-enthusiast package immerses 4 people into the sights, sounds, glamor and front row action of this prestigious event at Circuit of the Americas.  You’ll watch the race from the exclusive Owner’s Tent, have access to the private VIP area (open bar, catered meals, parking pass) and attend the highly-anticipated post-race, A-list concert!  The lucky winners of this package will also enjoy 1 hotel room (1 night) in Austin and the weekend use of a new Lexus to cruise through this adventure in extreme style.  The most “driven” enthusiast(s) in your party will also enjoy Track Day!  This revved up, rush-inducing enhancement allows you to race your own car for the day!  And what would Track Day be without a “hot lap” experience that you’ll never forget – you’ll ride alongside a professional racer…… his car……..with him in the driver’s seat……traveling at his speeds!  Warning:  Track Day participants appear much cooler, have bigger smiles and are far more relaxed than normal persons!  We know your inner-Andretti desperately wants this experience – don’t let him down!

 Sponsors: McCombs Enterprises / Ashley and Rad Weaver, The Argo Group, North Park Lexus, Edge Addicts, LLC


  1. Feast with the Beasts

 The most exclusive dining destination in San Antonio isn’t a restaurant after all…’s your very own (and very private) behind-the-scenes dinner party at the newly established giraffe habitat! You and up to 20 guests will have an unbelievably special evening amongst some of the world’s most extraordinary animals -- including a personal encounter with the Zoo’s newest celebrities – the Giraffe family.  Catering by RK Group & wine pairings from Lost Draw Cellars Winery ensures your phenomenally unique experience is also wildly delicious!  You and your guests will be raving about this magical African evening of sights, sounds, tastes and touches for years to come! 

 Sponsors: RK Group, San Antonio Zoo, Lost Draw Cellars 

  • Buyer may select Africa Live location if dinner party with hippos is preferred!
  • Dates: January 5-November 25, 2016
  • Upgrades available for additional fees


  1. The Pride of San Antonio!

 Within the San Antonio Zoo, resides an absolutely magnificent family of lions!  Our very own King of the Jungle and his stunning Queen are brand new parents to 3 precious lion cubs who have not been named!  The winning purchaser of this package will help this royal couple name their 3 cherished cubs!   That’s right -- there are 3 ADORABLE lion cubs (2 male and 1 female), and this package provides the extremely unique opportunity to name all 3 of the beautiful new additions to this royal pride.  You and your immediate family will also receive a very special private tour and personal encounter with the lion family.  And yes, in case anyone is wondering…..these amazing little cubs were born on July 26th, 2015, so they are Leos!!  These lively little cubs can’t wait to meet the winning bidder and hear their new names! 

  • Giraffe names must be selected by December 31, 2015


  1. Jamaica, Mon!

 Be treated like royalty as you vacation in your own private, beachfront villa at famed Half-Moon Bay Resort in Jamaica!  Enjoy 5 days / 5 nights in a privately-owned, ultra-luxurious 5-bedroom* residence within a 5-star resort known for stunning scenery, world-class hospitality and celebrity sightings.  This exclusive owner’s retreat comes with a spectacular array of amenities and access for your group of 10 people to revel in.  This very special package includes complimentary gourmet meals and  drinks from the 6 restaurants on the property, golf on the Robert Trent Jones golf course,  fitness center, tennis and squash, water sports and scuba outings  Other activities are available such as a dolphin encounter, an equestrienne centre, and world-class spa.  Half Moon Resort has hosted British monarchs for the last 60 years, so they are uniquely qualified to offer you and your guests the dream vacation of a lifetime!

 Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Weiss

 *Master suite is 1200 sqft + 3 junior suites + 1 deluxe bdrm; all privately keyed

  • Dates: April 15 – December 15, 2016 / excluding Thanksgiving week




Now Available for ONLINE Purchase: (click on the "Buy Online" link on the left menu bar)

The available levels of table sponsorship for purchase now:

        • $7,500 Zoologist level
        • $5,000 Curator level
        • $3,500 Keeper level

Phone reservations can be made by calling Jennifer Shira at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1049 or email at


Click here to view Corporate and Private Table information or contact Jennifer Shira at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1049 or email at for information about sponsoring a table at the event.

Click here for the Table Response Form.


Please contact Jennifer Shira at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1049 or email at for information about sponsoring the event or making an underwriting donation.

Click here for the Undwerwriting Response form.


Please contact Jennifer Shira at (210) 734-7184 ext. 1049 or email at for information about making a donation to our live and silent auctions or sponsoring a live auction package as an underwriter.

 Click here for the 2015 Zoo Ball Donor Form.



Thank you to our sponsors:

Karen & Tim Hixon

The Mays Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Grossman

Silver Eagle Distributors

Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Valero Energy Foundation