As dusk approaches, the energy at Tanganyika Wildlife Park takes on an enchanting quality. While the sun starts to set, the senses begin to rise, turning toward other signs of the presence of the magnificent animals nearby. The reverberating roar of a lion, a sound heard most often at night, carrying nearly five miles as he announces his presence and lays claim to his land.
It’s during this special time that we host our annual Twilight Tour, an exclusive benefit event supporting the Tanganyika Winter Fund. The Fund was first established in 2011 when we adopted several big cats and giraffes literally overnight from the Roosevelt Park Zoo, which was destroyed by a flood with an estimated $60 million needed to rebuild. While it was our honor and duty to respond, with these animals came the need for additional care that stretched our family-owned zoo’s budget beyond its limits.
Join Tanganyika Wildlife Park for their annual Twilight Tour, an exclusive event benefiting the Tanganyika Winter Fund. This intimate evening includes wine and beer samplings, hors d'oeuvres, free unlimited interactive animal stations, visits with animal keepers, and an animal art & experience auction featuring exclusive experiences only offered at the Twilight Tour. VIP admission includes an exclusive private tour behind the scenes prior to the VIP dinner, reserved seating for the animal art auction, a free gift and an open bar for the evening.