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May 9, 2024

Salisbury, Md. - The Salisbury Zoo is celebrating its 70th
anniversary in 2024, and to honor this occasion, the Salisbury Zoo and the
Salisbury Zoo Commission are hosting a gala at the Zoo.

The Salisbury Zoo's 70th Anniversary Gala
is set for Saturday, June 8, from 5-9 p.m. The event will be held outdoors by
the Zoo's East Gate and will feature a catered dinner, silent and chance
auctions, live music, and animal talks. Each ticket includes dinner and two

The schedule of events includes a social
hour and silent auction from 5-6 p.m., dinner and a presentation from 6-7:30
p.m., and a live auction and closing from 7:30-9 p.m. The dress code is outdoor
cocktail attire.

The Salisbury Zoo, a free community asset
owned by the City of Salisbury, was created after unwanted wild animals were
released into Salisbury City Park in the early 1950s. The first zookeeper was
hired in 1954, and the Salisbury Zoo was further developed. The Zoo continually
adapts to updated standards for the care of the animals in its

"For the past 70 years, the Salisbury Zoo
has served as a place where guests can enjoy nature and learn about wildlife
and conservation," said Zoo Director Chuck Eicholz. "We invite you to join us
as we embark on a Zoovolution and celebrate with us at the first gala we've
hosted in many years."

The gala is a fundraiser for the Salisbury
Zoo's future growth, including new exhibits and improvements. Salisbury
University and the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc., are platinum sponsors
of the event, and others have pledged their support.

Tickets are $100 each; limited tickets are
available at through May 31. Sponsorship
information is also available at that link.