Fort Worth Zoo’s Beastro offers more party and more animals

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Fort Worth Zoo’s Beastro offers more party and more animals

Ninth annual tasting and music event features record number of participating restaurants

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Zoo’s ninth annual tasting and music event, Beastro, takes place  Friday, May 15, 2015, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. This year’s event offers a record number of participating restaurants as well as all-new scheduled animal feedings and enrichment activities throughout the park. Proceeds from Beastro support the Zoo’s local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts.

To accommodate for the growing number of restaurants, the Zoo will extend the party down through Asian Falls, where guests can watch the antics of baby elephants Belle and Bowie while dining on sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from the finest area restaurants. The Zoo will also feature Wild Encounters keeper chats as well as scheduled animal feedings until dusk. The Zoo’s outreach animals will greet partygoers as they enter the event. In addition to the delectable cuisine, Beastro will feature open bars throughout the Zoo and live entertainment from Emerald City, Le Freak, Sonny Burgess and Jolie Holliday, and multiple dance bands.

General admission Beastro tickets are $99 (Zoo members save $10) and  include all food, drinks and entertainment. Party Animal tickets are $150 (Zoo members save $10) and include early event access at 7 p.m., a private bar in the Party Animal area and all food, drinks and entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase online at fortworthzoo.org  through noon on Friday, May 15. The Zoo’s onsite box office will open at 6 p.m. the day of the event with a limited number of tickets available for $110 (general admission) and $160 (Party Animal).

To date, first-time participating restaurants include: Bravo! and Brio restaurants, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, The Flying Carpet Turkish Café, HG Sply Co., Japanese Palace, Kona Grill, Magnolia Motor Lounge,My Sweet Roots, Ol’ South Pancake House, Pegaso Mexican Diner, Pizza Snob, Pop-N-Cream, Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Sol de Luna, Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery, and Wings by the Flock.

To date, returning participating restaurants include: Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk Kitchen, Bonnell’s, Campisi’s Fort Worth, Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth, Central Market, Chadra Mezza and Grill, Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, Gypsy Scoops, Kona Ice, The Lunch Box, Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen, MAX’S Wine Dive, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rodeo Goat, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Salsa Limon, Sera Dining and Wine, The Tavern Bar & Grill, Terra Mediterranean Grill, Texas de Brazil, Tokyo Café, Waters, Whole Foods Market, and Winslow’s Wine Café. Visit the Zoo’s website for the most current list.

Attire for Beastro is summer chic, and comfortable shoes are highly recommended, as the event requires walking throughout the Zoo. All guests must be at least 21 years old to attend, no exceptions.For more information and to purchase tickets, visit fortworthzoo.org.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.

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For further information, contact:

Alexis Wilson, Communications Director
awilson@fortworthzoo.org

Avery Elander, Public Relations Manager
aelander@fortworthzoo.org

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