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Karamu XXVII presented by Regions Bank

Apr 11, 2015 - 6:30PM - 11:00PM Karamu 2015

Join the area’s top business and community leaders at Karamu XXVII, the Zoo’s signature annual black tie gala. This year’s event is hosted by 2015 event chairs Paula Schifino and Karrisa Lasher. Guests will enjoy cocktails, up-close animal encounters, seated dinner, auctions, live entertainment and dancing in the setting of the Zoo’s spectacular Safari Lodge events facility and adjoining outdoor plaza. To inquire about attending or supporting the event, email

This event averages over 500 guests. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call Tony LaForgia, Director of Business Relations at (813) 935-8552, ext. 275.

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a globally recognized, accredited zoological society and one of the more popular tourist destinations in Tampa, Florida. We offer over 800,000 annual visitors the chance to learn about more than 1,200 animals in a way that’s exciting, interactive and fun. We also operate one of the world’s foremost breeding programs, helping to save some of our planet’s most threatened species from extinction. In addition to breeding, we are home to Florida’s premier manatee rescue and rehabilitation center, dedicated to the treatment and safe release of one of our state’s most famous resident animal species. Yet with all of this and so much more, we have one simple mission: to connect to the living earth for the protection of future generations of all species, including humans.

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