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Zoofari A.D.O.P.T.

You OTTER jump on this exclusive Zoofari A.D.O.P.T.!

A.D.O.P.T.our beloved North American River Otters, Sugar and Wesley, for your chance to win an exclusive diamond necklace from Genesis Diamonds in celebration of Zoofari 2023: Moonlit Mountains.

A $50 ADOPT gets you one entry into the Genesis Diamonds Zoofari Raffle. You can A.D.O.P.T. Sugar and Wesley through September 22nd to be entered to win this one-of-a-kind necklace.

ADOPT an Otter

By ADOPTing the North American River Otters, you are supporting Zoofari 2023, which raises integral support for the care and sustainability of almost 400 animal and 3,000 plant species, groundbreaking conservation efforts, and educational outreach programs and makes you eligible to WIN the Genesis Diamonds Zoofari Raffle.

The raffle includes a diamond necklace featuring the Ursa Major (Greater Bear) constellation, made exclusively for the Cincinnati Zoo in celebration of the upcoming Bear Ridge habitat. This necklace is valued at $2,100! Your North American River Otter ADOPT certificate and Animal Information Sheet will be delivered immediately upon checkout and are included with your email receipt.

Official Rules & Details

Zoological Society of Cincinnati, an Ohio nonprofit corporation dba The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (“Zoo”), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is sponsoring a fundraising event in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. All proceeds of the event will go to the Zoo and will be used in furtherance of its charitable purposes.

Entrance to the Genesis Diamonds Zoofari Raffle is a donation of one North American River Otter ADOPT for $50. Each $50 donation provides one entry to the drawing. One ADOPT Purchaser *Genesis Diamonds necklace, featuring the Ursa Major (Greater Bear) constellation, made exclusively for the Cincinnati Zoo in celebration of the upcoming Bear Ridge habitat.

One entry into the drawing will be provided per $50 ADOPT.

Alternate method of entry available. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of this event and are not encouraged. However, Mail in requests for alternate method of entry can be obtained by mail to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Events Department 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220. All requests must be made before noon on September 21, 2023. Contact the event administrator for any mail in entry questions. All ADOPT purchase sales are final. No refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of the Zoo. Void where prohibited. The chances of winning are based upon the actual number of entries received.

All sales for the Genesis Diamonds Zoofari Raffle will end September 22, 2023 at 11:55PM. The winner will be contacted on or before September 27, 2023.

A name and email will be attached to each ADOPT purchase. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize. The winner will be contacted directly by phone or email. Any questions about these rules and regulations or the prize should be directed to the event administrator at: 513-487-3329 or via email at [email protected]


Naked Karate Girls

Zoofari will feature live music from the Naked Karate Girls. NKG band makes all events an EPIC experience for everyone! With a cast of 12+ professional performer musicians, it’s no wonder that NKG is known as the Best Party in the Galaxy (TM).  Since 2008 NKG band has performed over 3,000 shows.

Ben Levin

Zoofari will also feature music from Ben Levin. Ben Levin is a blues pianist/vocalist from Cincinnati, OH. Ben has released four albums on the Vizztone label and has two Blues Music Award nominations, along with five Blues Blast Awards nominations.

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Ben’s latest album, “Take Your Time”, featured collaborations with Blues legends Lil’ Ed, Bob Stroger, and Lil’ Jimmy Reed.

Based on the success of their single “I’ve Been Drinking Muddy Water”, Ben and Lil’ Jimmy collaborated again in the studio with Ben producing and co-writing songs with Jimmy. “Back to Baton Rouge” was released in May 2023 on NOLA Blue and reached number two on Living Blues radio charts.

“Both musicians have perfectly matched and understood themselves to give us a repertoire that includes five covers and five original songs, that are a heartfelt tribute to the most traditional old-time blues.

A magnificent and mandatory to listen album, one of those small treasures which are barely recorded, to be deeply savored in these times of modernity and technology.”

-La Hora De Blues (Spain)

Contact David Plogmann for sponsorship opportunities at 513-487-3324 or [email protected].

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