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 Wild at Heart

September 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm 10:00 pm

“Wild at Heart will be an unforgettable evening for our city,” said honorary chair Nancy Goedecke. “Events like this are essential for the zoo to be able to keep its gates open. Proceeds from ticket sales will not only help ensure the zoo can provide necessary maintenance for the animal exhibits, but it will also help the zoo continue its incredible conservation and community work, ensuring our zoo remains an impactful resource and enjoyable destination for generations to come!”

Wild at Heart event chairs are, from left, Stephanie Cooper, co-chair; Alex Morton, First Horizon, co-chair; Nancy Goedecke, honorary chair; Dr. Anthony C. Hood, co-chair; and Rosemary Alexander, co-chair. (Submitted)

Presented by First Horizon Bank, Wild at Heart is the zoo’s largest fundraising effort of the year. From animal encounters, delicious food, an open bar and music by Yacht Rock Schooner, this is an event you don’t want to miss, Goedecke said. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their best “wild chic” attire to bring out their inner animal. Come casual or formal in your favorite feathers, stripes, spots or scales.

Interested in attending Wild at Heart? Ticket information is below:

  • Wild at Heart VIP access begins at 5:30 pm. Click here to purchase VIP tickets or visit Birminghamzoo.com/events.
  • VIP Animal Encounters and Watering Hole Lounge Access (50 spots available): $425 each.
  • VIP Watering Hole Lounge Access: $350 each.
  • Wild at Heart General Admission begins at 6:30 pm. Click here to purchase General Admission tickets or visit BirminghamZoo.com/events.
    • General Admission: $250 each or $1,000 for five.


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