John Stauffer & Melissa Stauffer

Wild Things!

The Houston Zoo’s annual gala this year took on the theme of Flights of Fancy, celebrating the fascinating world of birds and raising funds for the organization’s forthcoming Avian Conservation Center and its other ongoing preservation efforts. And what a high-flying event it was! Hundreds packed the Zoo’s Masihara Pavilion, which was transformed into an elegant ballroom for the evening. They mingled with special guests like Fiesta the llama, then enjoyed a colorful dinner by City Kitchen. Silent and live auctions, which included such prizes as the chance to name the Texas Wetlands exhibit’s three new alligators, helped bring the night’s total till to nearly $800,000.

  • Fiesta the llama greets Zoo Ball guests
    Fiesta the llama greets Zoo Ball guests
  • Ron and Demi Rand
    Ron and Demi Rand
  • Masihara Pavilion transformed into a colorful ballroom
    Masihara Pavilion transformed into a colorful ballroom
  • Beverly and Jim Postl
    Beverly and Jim Postl
  • Faye and Joel Pederson
    Faye and Joel Pederson
  • Doug and Winell Herron
    Doug and Winell Herron
  • Jeff and Amy Miers
    Jeff and Amy Miers
  • John Stauffer & Melissa Stauffer
    John Stauffer & Melissa Stauffer
  • Ron and Julie Finck, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Beverly and Jim Postl
    Ron and Julie Finck, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Beverly and Jim Postl