If you haven’t made it over to the Chattanooga Zoo, I strongly urge you to go. With six different exhibits and animals native to dozens of different countries, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. And if you’re over the age of twenty-one and looking for a unique, fun, and informative event, the Chattanooga Zoo’s got you covered with Ales & Tails, their monthly happy hour.
That’s right: every month, the Chattanooga Zoo offers a cash bar (all drinks are only $3) hors d’ourves, and an opportunity to mix and mingle while learning more about the Chattanooga Zoo.
This month, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a beer and wine cash bar as they roam through the Corcovado Jungle exhibit, simulating the immense rainforests of Latin America. This week’s event will highlight the Zoo’s South American animals, including capybaras, jaguars, prehensile tailed porcupines, and spider monkeys.
Hannah Hammon of the Chattanooga Zoo explained, “The event is to raise awareness of the zoo’s conservation initiatives, inform guests of the zoo’s future plans, [and] allow our guests to get up-close and create connections with our animals.” She adds, “It is also a great opportunity to network and have a great time—all while supporting the Chattanooga Zoo!”
The Chattanooga Zoo has a long history of supporting conservation events, from working in partnership with Lee University to survey the endangered Hellbender salamanders to supporting AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction. So just think, every drink that you buy goes towards saving endangered species.