Zoo Miami: Savage - art by animals for animals

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ZOO MIAMI: SAVAGE - ART BY ANIMALS FOR ANIMALS




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Zoo Miami: Savage - art by animals for animals

Jan 27, 2012

Media Contact:

Cindy Castelblanco/Frank Ridgley, DVM/Susana Cortázar

Office: 305-255-5551/305-251-0400 cindyc@zsf.org/frid@miamidade.gov/susanac@miamidade.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zoo Miami and the South Florida Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (SFAAZK) present “Savage,” an exhibit of art made by animals for animals, on February 4 at the Bakehouse Art Complex

Enjoy and purchase art made by tigers, giraffes, elephants, birds, reptiles, and make a difference in animal conservation projects

Miami, FL (January 20, 2012) – Zoo Miami and the SFAAZK are proud to present the inaugural exhibit “Savage,” featuring original pieces of art painted by Zoo Miami animals – tigers, elephants, birds, reptiles, and others. All proceeds from this art exhibit will fund animal conservation projects in and outside of Zoo Miami.

The event will take place at the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC), 561 NW 32 Street, Miami, FL, 33127, Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 7 – 11 p.m. There will be a VIP reception for Zoo Miami and BAC members from 5 – 7 p.m.

Admission and secure parking are free. Not only will you be able to enjoy these one-of-a-kind paintings, but there will also be food trucks, a live band, a DJ, raffles, a silent auction, and wild encounters with animals from Zoo Miami. Additionally, artists whose studios are located in the art complex will open their galleries so you can admire their art and watch them at work.

When you purchase one of the pieces, not only will you have a unique, life-long topic of conversation, but you will be making a contribution to many important animal conservation projects.

About Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami, rated one of the top ten zoos in the U.S. by Tripadvisor.com, houses more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats and provides visitors the feel of a safari. Large open air exhibits, a children’s zoo, tram rides, family cycles, a monorail and interactive exhibits make Zoo Miami, also named one of America’s Best Zoos and the number one Zoo for Pachyderms by The Intrepid Traveler, a unique experience for visitors of all ages.

Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177. General zoo admission is: $15.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (3-12), plus tax. Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.zoomiami.orgor call (305) 251-0400.

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