Knoxville Zoo will be hosting a special after-hours event featuring original art and craft created by the zoo’s animal “artists”. Art Gone Wild!, a special show and sale of original paintings and customized gift items will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.
Art Gone Wild! attendees can enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while shopping for original works of art and craft created by the zoo’s animals as part of the zoo’s animal enrichment program. The offering includes paintings by Southern white rhinos, South African penguins, African elephants, zebras, gibbons, chimpanzees, Western lowland gorillas, baboons, African lions, Malayan and Bengal tigers, red pandas, a variety of reptiles, and some very clever birds including Einstein, the zoo’s famous Congo African grey parrot. Craft items decorated by the animals, including coasters, cups, tote and gift bags and hats, and original photography by Wendell Hackler will be available for purchase during the event.
All proceeds from Art Gone Wild! fund the zoo’s enrichment program, which is an integral part of the zoo’s animal husbandry practices that ensures the physical and psychological well-being of the animals in the zoo’s care.
For more information, call 865.637.5331 ext. 300.