Atlantic Porkfish

Atlantic Porkfish

Porkfish, like all grunts, produce grunt-like sounds by rubbing their teeth together. These sounds seem to be particularly associated with situations of duress. They are the only type of fish to do so in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Friday, February 5, 2016


6:30 p.m. - Cocktail reception and silent auction
8 p.m. - Dinner and live auction, followed by dessert stations and dancing

Honoring Northwestern Mutual and Paul Dodd, Managing Partner

This year's Friends of the Zoo annual winter fundraiser and gala has a "Mardi Gras" theme. 

The event features gourmet dining, live music, live and silent auctions, and animal greeters.

Cocktail attire and animal prints are encouraged; black tie optional.

Proceeds help benefit the zoo's education programs, which connect more than 150,000 children and adults to the natural world.

For more information, call (315) 435-8511 x132

Reservations required; $195 per person or $1,560 per table of eight



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Gourmet dining by Catering at the Zoo