A Cheetah Connection at the Columbus Zoo

Oct 25, 2019

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Location: Powell, Ohio, USA
  • Venue: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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Join Dr. Laurie Marker at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for A Cheetah Connection. Pre-registration is required. Purchase your tickets now to join us for an exciting evening at the zoo while ensuring a positive future for cheetahs.

$250 – VIP Meet and Greet with Dr. Laurie Marker

  • Preferred seating during an exclusive presentation by Dr. Laurie Marker on cheetah conservation in the wild.
  • Private meet and greet with Dr. Marker from 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Private animal mingle
  • Buffet dinner and cash bar
  • Three complimentary drink tickets
  • A chance to win some amazing raffle prize
  • A chance to feed a giraffe (weather dependent)

$75 – General Admission

  • Exclusive presentation by Dr. Priya Bapodra, star of Nat. Geo. Wild’s Secrets of the zoo, along with staff veterinarian at the columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • A chance to see an adult cheetah up-close
  • A chance to win some amazing raffle prizes
  • A chance to feed a giraffe (weather dependent)

Your Buffet Dinner includes the following:

  • Rwandan salad – parsnips, carrots, raisins, and harissa dressing
  • Berbere Spiced Chicken Breast
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Chef’s Special Dessert

This is an educational fundraising event. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is trained and licensed in the care and handling of wild cats, including cheetahs. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is actively engaged in the effort to end the illegal wildlife trade. Ambassador cheetahs provide an educational experience for our event guests. The ambassador cheetah for this event has been confirmed and is scheduled; however, availability may change and CCF cannot guarantee that a cheetah will be in attendance. Should you choose to post about the event on social media, we expect that you will do so in a respectful manner and in line with CCF’s mission.

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