Safari Under the Stars header 2023
Safari Under the Stars

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 | 6 – 11 PM

Our event may be sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate in winning some incredible auction items including a trip to the Caribbean. Your support enables us to fulfill our mission of animal wellness, conservation and education.


Choose from one of five luxurious Caribbean resorts for a 4-night all-inclusive stay, enjoy VIP upgrades, endless activities and $1,000 cash for travel.

Tickets are $100 apiece, and proceeds support the Zoo’s animal wellness, conservation and education programs. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Click the link below for more information.

Raffle Tickets



Support our most spectacular event of the year, Safari Under the Stars, by bidding on some special items through our online auction! The auction includes one-of-a-kind items like experiences, events, jewelry, art, home decor and more. Anyone can participate!

Join the Auction



Each year, attendees of our Safari Under the Stars have the opportunity to rally around a specific Zoo need. In the past, these projects have included creating our Exceptional Nature Space, expanding our jaguar habitat, building a home for rescued Florida black bears, establishing a breeding space for endangered Florida grasshopper sparrows, installing cameras in our animal habitats, and, most recently, providing new scales to improve animal wellness throughout the Zoo.

This year, we’re asking for your help to create a home fit for a king – three of them, in fact!

In 2022, we were delighted to welcome a trio of lion brothers to our Wild Florida loop. To accommodate their future needs and optimum wellness conditions, a permanent lion habitat is currently under construction in Expedition Africa. This spacious, open-air 15,150 sq. ft. sanctuary will feature lush vegetation, multilevel climbing platforms, coquina boulders, a temperature-controlled “chill pad,” and a training station to encourage our lions to express their full range of natural behaviors and thrive.

In addition, this habitat will offer stunning viewing opportunities and support the Zoo’s participation in the AZA’s African Lion Species Survival Plan, paving the way for lion cubs in the future. Please give generously to help bring our lion pride “home” to Expedition Africa and ensure that future generations have the same opportunity to experience the majesty of these iconic cats.

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