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Date & Time

Friday, September 20, 2024
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Official Wine Partner of Zoo Fundraising Events:

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For sponsorship questions, please contact David Plogmann at 513-487-3324 or [email protected]

In preparation for Zoofari 2024: Celebrating Elephants of India, the Zoo has sought the guidance from and is working closely with the Indian American Chamber of Commerce to ensure that this event respectfully and appropriately celebrates Indian/Indian American culture. Zoofari 2024 provides an opportunity to not only celebrate our elephants, but to also engage with and learn more about Indian American culture.

Zoofari 2024

Celebrate a majestic evening at the Cincinnati Zoo during Zoofari 2024 presented by Western & Southern Financial Group and Fort Washington Investment Advisors!

Cincinnati’s see-and-be-seen event of the season, Zoofari 2024: Celebrating Elephants of India, will celebrate our biggest habitat ever, Elephant Trek. As the premiere party with a purpose, Zoofari attracts over 2,500 guests and is the largest fundraising event at the

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. This event raises integral support for the care and sustainability of almost 400 animal and 3,000 plant species, groundbreaking conservation efforts, and educational outreach programs.

This year’s Zoofari theme inspiration is Elephant Trek, a spectacular five-acre landscape of habitat and gardens with engaging features for animals and humans alike. The habitat will support a multi-generational Asian elephant herd and put our Zoo on the leading edge of elephant care, research, and management.

Your regal experience through the Zoo includes:

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Check out Last Years Event

Zoofari 2023: Moonlit Mountains was a major success raising over 1 million dollars for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

View a Recap of Last Year’s Event

Elephant Trek

In 2015, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden broke ground on the BIGGEST construction project in Zoo history! Elephant Trek is the result of a BIG vision that represents our Zoo’s role as a champion of Asian elephant conservation, both here in the U.S. and in the places these animals live around the world.  By creating a BIGGER space for a BIGGER herd of elephants to thrive, we are making a BIG commitment to Asian elephant breeding and conservation that will demonstrate to our visitors the power and beauty of co-existence for animals and humans. In November 2023, the Cincinnati Zoo’s Asian Elephant Herd got a little bigger! We welcomed two females and two young males from Dublin, Ireland as the first residents of Elephant Trek! Guests at Zoofari will be able to celebrate and explore this brand new habitat.

What to Wear

Ideas of what to wear

Local Apparel Recommended by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce

If you have any accommodation requests, please contact [email protected]  3 weeks prior to event.

This is a Zero Waste Event