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annual fundraiser

Jungle Jubilee

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Great Plains Zoo’s annual gala is back with a ROAR! Join us on Thursday, August 2, for an unforgettable evening of animal encounters, live music from the Hegg Brothers, gourmet food, premium drinks, and an exciting live auction! Proceeds from the 2018 Jungle Jubilee gala will benefit the Zoo’s Lions: Building Our Community Pride campaign.

  •     5:30 p.m. Cocktails and hearty hors d’oeuvres
  •     6:45 p.m. Program, with live music following

Your support at Jungle Jubilee helps our Zoo: 

  • Build momentum for a NEW Lion exhibit and breeding center - with a pride of up to 10 Lions!
  • Work to save 43 endangered and threatened species, including the Eastern Black Rhino and Amur Tiger.
  • Care for more than 1,000 animals and 301,000 kids and families each year!

Table:  $2,500
Premier seating at a reserved table for eight individuals, includes wine for the evening and prominent logo display (online and in print).

Table:  $1,000
Seating at a reserved table for eight individuals, and includes logo display (online and in print).

Individual Ticket:  $125

Seating is limited. Click here to purchase your tables and tickets online or call Amber Kruger at 605-367-8313, ext. 132. 

The Zoo & Museum will be closing at 2:30 p.m. (last admission at 1:30 p.m.) on Thursday, August 2 to prepare for Jungle Jubilee, our annual gala.

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor FSioux Falls
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N
  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world.  The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones.  Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T
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