Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone. This is due to a layer of mucus on the clownfish’s skin that makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone’s lethal sting.

Catering at the Zoo

Snow Leopard Soirée

Friday, February 9, 2018

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

Honoring longtime friends of the zoo Rick & Laura Iorio

This year's Friends of the Zoo annual winter fundraiser has an Under the Sea theme.

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

Black tie attire and animal prints are encouraged.

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; $220 per person or $1,750 per table of eight


   Silent Auction Mobile Bidding


For the first time, Snow Leopard Soirée will have electronic bidding on all silent auction items! All bidding will be done through your own cell phone -– you can bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction. You’ll even get an update if you are outbid!

To register, go to, click on the Register for tab and simply input your information!

 After you register you will get a welcome text message and then there are two ways to bid:

1.     By Text – Text the 3-digit item number and amount to the welcome message you receive. No dollar signs or decimals are needed (e.g., 101 500).

2.     By Smartphone – Click the link in your registration text. It will take you to a personal bidding page. Click on an item and place a bid – it’s that simple!

Thanks to our sponsors












Gourmet dining by Catering at the Zoo

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