With a population of fewer than 80 individuals, the endangered Texas ocelot needs our help, and here’s your chance to contribute. The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will hold its second annual Cinco de Gato event this Sunday, May 15, between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at Ladder 19 at 2701 Vine St (just 5 minutes from the Zoo).
Come hungry and thirsty as Ladder 19 has generously offered to donate a portion of food and drink sales to the cause. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase ocelot-themed merchandise including earrings, magnets painted by an ocelot, Cinco de Gato t-shirts, and more.
There will also be fantastic items raffled off and sold via silent auction, including a behind-the-scenes experience with the Zoo’s Cat Ambassador Program. Come early and you might get the chance to meet a special animal ambassador or two!
Admission to the event is free! Funds raised will support ocelot conservation through the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas. So come on out for some great fun, food and drinks!