Waltz on the Wild Side Event Underway at Tulsa Zoo

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Zoo's fundraiser, WALTZ on the Wild Side, brought in many guests Friday evening. The event started at 7:00 p.m., featuring cuisine from 40 of the area restaurants and offers guests an opportunity to experience unique animal encounters.

Guests this year did WALTZ on the Prehistoric Side, a theme that combines both the elegance of the 1920's and the adventures of days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The zoo and its temporary dinosaur exhibit, Zoorassic Park, was transformed into the "roaring" '20s.

Standing for "We All Love the Tulsa Zoo," WALTZ on the Wild Side benefits the zoo's capital campaign, Building Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, which launched in 2012. Building Beyond supports the zoo's 20-year master plan. WALTZ 2013 raised $210,000 for the Mary K. Chapman Rhino Reserve, scheduled to open this fall.

The Tulsa Zoo closed for the day, to prepare for this annual event.