'Taste of the Wild' zoo fundraiser is Oct. 4

Taste of the Wild is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.

Held every fall, the event features restaurants, wineries and breweries from all over Arizona that offer tastings from their menus. Included in this event is entertainment (all things from musical performances and artists to novelty acts and games), a silent auction (with items such as travel and resort packages, artwork, golf packages, and jewelry), and behind-the-scenes visits with our animals.

All proceeds from the event support the animals and education programs at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.

This year's Taste of the Wild event will be Sunday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for Taste of the Wild are $75 each and are on sale now. To purchase, stop by our Gift Shop, call 928.778.4242, or order online at www.HeritageParkZoo.org.

For more information, please call Alex at 928-778-4242, ext. 16.

HPZS is a local not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) wildlife sanctuary and education facility, dependent on our community for support.

We are open to the public year-round and available for educational outreach programs on request. We also provide conservation triage to more than 250 injured wild animals every year.