Zoo Gala 2012 "The Adventure Begins"

June 14, 2012  •  1 Comment

June 1, 2012 - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Wildlife lovers from across Pittsburgh and beyond visited the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for a night of wining, dining, dancing, entertainment, &  up-close encounters with the animals. 

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"The Adventure" began with a little rain that evening, but that soon disappeared as guests started to arrive. 

ZooGala2012 009 Tents were erected around the many vendor tents to keep the rain out, which kept many underneath cover for the first portion of the night.

ZooGala2012 006 An American Alligator greeted guests as they entered the zoo. He was very friendly for an alligator. 

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ZooVertical_02 ZooGala2012 050 Featured here is Dr. Barbara Baker (third), President & CEO of Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. 

ZooGala2012 057 The animals were very excited to have so many well-dressed visitors!

ZooGala2012 091 ZooGala2012 102 ZooGala2012 097 ZooGala2012 121 ZooGala2012 110 ZooVertical_01 The many vendors were very happy to support the zoo!

ZooGala2012 145 Tons of superb food sampling selections!

ZooGala2012 153 Root beer floats. Mmmmmm.ZooGala2012 228

ZooVertical_03 ZooGala2012 130 One of the newest innovations in dessert, featured by Service Systems Associates. "Liquid Nitrogen Reverse Deep Fried Ice Cream." They dip a little ice cream cone into liquid nitrogen to instantly freeze it, which requires full protective gear. 

ZooGala2012 132 Salted Caramel is pretty delicious, I must say! 

ZooGala2012 133 Other flavors include Chocolate Orange, Strawberry Basil, and Maple Bacon. 

ZooGala2012 161 Corey O'Connor, District 5 City Councilman son of the late Mayor Bob O'Connor, enjoyed his time at the zoo with his new fiance Katie Stohlberg.

ZooGala2012 178 ZooGala2012 206 ZooGala2012 251 ZooGala2012 411 ZooGala2012 265 ZooGala2012 356 The dance floor was bumpin' at the final stop for the evening under the PNC Pavilion, with "DJ Ravidrums." 

ZooGala2012 445 He literally played drums to the songs while DJing. Pretty sweet.

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"Top Dogs" offered awesome ballpark-style hot dogs for guests to enjoy while taking a break from the dance floor.

ZooVertical_04 The Zoo Gala has proven to be the most exciting event of the summer! See you all for the next Zoo Gala in 2014!

(c) 2012 Bridgett Kay Photography, LLC

 


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1.Veronica Varos(non-registered)
These are awesome, Bridgett!
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