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Hope for the Wild


Thursday, May 2
6 - 9 p.m.

Join the Akron Zoo for a very special conservation fundraiser and help increase awareness. Featured during this very special event will be Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani from Wildlife SOS based in India. Learn about Wildlife SOS and how they take action against animal cruelty, rescue wildlife in distress, work to resolve human-wildlife conflicts while promoting and educating the public about the need for habitat protection. Wildlife SOS has formal ‘co-operative’ agreements in place with state governments and forest departments in more than nine states in India to help rescue and rehabilitate the animals in distress. Although Wildlife SOS is mainly known for its work with the “Dancing Bears” or Sloth Bears of India, they also have active projects in place to protect leopards, elephants, reptiles and other animals.

Funds raised at Hope for the Wild will benefit the zoo’s Conservation Fund, and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Wildlife SOS to ensure they are able to continue their important work to save endangered and threatened wildlife.

This is an adults-only event. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

Purchase Tickets


  • General Admission: $50
    Includes beer and wine (for 21 and older only), soda and food
  • Student Admission: $25
    Includes soda and food