Sunset at the Zoo Promises a Howling Good Time

Supporter tickets are two for $300 if purchased by May 2

ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 15, 2014 – The Detroit Zoological Society's annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, promises a howling good time on Friday the 13th beneath a full moon. Themed "Howling at the Moon" in support of the Detroit Zoo's future wolf habitat, the wildest event of the summer takes place June 13, 2014, 7-11:30 p.m. The 21-and-older gala is held rain or shine and the Zoo closes at 2 p.m. that day in preparation for the festivities.

Sunset at the Zoo offers a strolling supper with tastes of signature dishes from 40 of the area's finest restaurants as well as desserts and zoo-themed specialty drinks. The event also features live entertainment – including tarot card and palm readers, performances by Detroit Flyhouse and music by The Jerry Ross Band – dancing in the moonlight, live and silent auctions and access to the Zoo's award-winning animal habitats as the sun goes down. Attire is "summer chic".

Tickets for Sunset at the Zoo range from $175 to $750 per person. Supporter tickets are $175 each or two for $300 if purchased by May 2. Patron tickets are $300 each and include a VIP reception, sponsored by the Detroit Jaguar Retailers, on June 13, 5:30-7 p.m. A Benefactor Bash hosted by Nancy and Sean Cotton at their Grosse Pointe Farms home will be held May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for guests purchasing $750 Benefactor tickets. To purchase tickets, visit

Sunset at the Zoo is also supported by Brinks, Gilson & Lione; the Cotton family; DeMaria; IBEW Local 58; ITC Holdings; Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC; MotorCity Casino Hotel; Quicken Loans; Service Systems Associates; and Title Source.