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Drink beer to save a species at Tulsa Zoo

Posted at 2:15 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 15:19:04-04

TULSA — The Tulsa Zoo will be holding a brew-tasting event later this month with all proceeds going toward wildlife conservation.

"Conservation" on Tap will be held April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All of the proceeds will go to the Mabula Ground-Hornbill Project, which is dedicated to the study and re-establishment of ground-hornbills in South Africa.

The zoo will offer tastings from 25 of Oklahoma's breweries and distributors, and will also have non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will be able to wander the Lost Kingdom after hours while consuming the two-ounce samples. Live music, yard games and animal encounters will also be a part of the event.

“It was wonderful to witness our first Conservation on Tap event raise over $15,000 to help save wild chinchillas,” said Jarrod Wyatt, Tulsa Zoo Special Projects Manager. “The Tulsa Zoo was thrilled with our community’s engagement and the opportunity to showcase some amazing local breweries and distributors. We are eager to continue that momentum on April 26th in support of the crucial Mabula Ground-Hornbill Project. It will undoubtedly be another special evening in our Lost Kingdom exhibit complex featuring some of the best brews from around the region and support efforts to save this remarkable and charismatic bird.”

General admission tickets start at $45.

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