In celebration of the new Assam Rhino Reserve opening May 5, 2018, The Woodland Park Zoo is hosting a soiree, Rhinos and Rosé, to celebrate Seattle’s first ever rhinos. Greater one-horned rhinoceros, Asian brown tortoises, and demoiselle cranes will be showcased in the Assam Rhino Reserve, a new, temporary exhibit that will amplify attention on the cruelty of poaching, the illegal trade, and the turtle extinction crisis.The new exhibit will mark the first time rhinos will live at the 92-acre Woodland Park Zoo in the zoo’s 118-year history.
Rhinos Taj and Glenn represent this magnificent and endangered species that has become a symbol of the fight against illegal poaching and the need for the continued protection of endangered animals. Washington State has been in the forefront of this movement. In November of 2015, Washington state passed an historic citizen’s initiative for endangered species. Initiative 1401 made Washington the first state in the country to help save 10 endangered animal species groups from extinction by a vote of the people.
The event, Rhinos and Rose, brings you up close and personal with the magnificent greater one-horned or Indian rhinos in this newest important part of the zoo. Sip rosé and enjoy bites from local favorites Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Lisa Dupar Catering, Junebaby, Salare, Stoneburner and Theo Chocolate, while enjoying the beauty of these amazing animals up close. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $100 for VIP, which includes a special one-of-a-kind glassybaby drinker. Click here for tickets and additional information.
Rhinos and Rose
Woodland Park Zoo, Assam Rhino Reserve
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 pm