Cincinnati Zoo holds its 28th annual black tie event

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Zoo will hold the 28th annual Zoofari: Journey to the Land of Dragons, presented by Great American Insurance Group on Friday, September 24th. It is an event that they are billing to be "a black tie event that's actually fun.

"For more than 25 years, Zoofari has allowed guests to celebrate the Zoo," said Thane Maynard, Executive Director at the Cincinnati Zoo. "This signature event supports the Zoo's goal of "Inspiring every visitor with wildlife every day." We are excited to invite you to be a part of Cincinnati's wildest fundraiser in the most unusual gala setting in the city."

This year you can meet Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker, Dhani Jones. Everyone at the event has a chance to buy a specially designed, limited edition, animal bow tie like Jones. Each tie will be sold for $57 for Jones' jersey number.

There will be a dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and the Soul Pocket Band will perform. Each ticket will be $200 for Cincinnati Zoo members and $250 for Non-Cincinnati Zoo members.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 513-487-3328 or go to the Cincinnati Zoo's website.