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Zoo Safari Soirée rescheduled for rain

Due to foreseen weather-related issues, Safari Soirée has been rescheduled for June 17.

Safari Soirée provides adventurers ages 21 and up with the opportunity to explore the Oklahoma City Zoo after dark from 7-11 p.m.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and the Oklahoma Zoological Society will host the event, which features numerous illuminated conservation stations, food, exotic drinks, a live band and a scavenger safari game with prizes.

Net proceeds will benefit the continued conservation efforts of the zoo, which last year donated more than $280,000 to local and global projects, ranging from purchasing rain forests in Sumatra to protecting endangered elephants, tigers and orangutans to supporting local habitats for monarch butterflies, according to a news release.

Tim Rasnic, executive director of the Oklahoma Zoological Society, said Safari Soiree will be "unlike anything the zoo has done before."

"To express the zoo's mission of conserving wildlife and wild places," he said in a press release, "we needed to provide a wild experience."

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