Friday, September 25, 2020
7 to 8 p.m.

Join us for the biggest online party of the year!

The in-person A Zoo Ado 2020 had to be canceled due to concerns over COVID-19.
However, we are planning the BEST virtual event St. Louis has ever seen.

Help us raise money for the Zoo

Proceeds from this year’s virtual A Zoo Ado will help the Zoo in all of our operations.
It also helps us recover from having to temporarily close to the public for three months due to COVID-19. 

Make a Donation

Can't make the show? If you can't join the virtual event, please consider sending a donation to:

Saint Louis Zoo Association
P.O. Box 790090
St. Louis, MO 63179-0090

Or call (314) 646-4771, option 2

Link to online giving will be available soon on this page.


Watch the Live Show!
7 p.m. September 25

Check back to this page for a link to watch the live show on YouTube at 7 p.m. on September 25.

  • The show is free to watch! 
  • Hosted by St. Louis comedian Joe Marlotti

  • Performance by soul and R&B singer and songwriter Brian Owens

  • Interviews and footage of all your favorite Zoo animals and their keepers

  • Cameos by celebrities like Bob Costas, Andy Cohen, Phyllis Smith, Ozzie Smith, Danny Meyer, Mike Shildt, Bernie Federko and Kennedy Holmes

Once-in-a-lifetime auction items:

  • Intimate three-course dinner at McDonnell Polar Bear Point Underwater Escape

  •  Exclusive jewelry, artwork and gifts

Link to our auction items coming soon!


2020 Sponsors and Underwriters*

Leader of the Pack

Wells Fargo

Entertainment Sponsor

U.S. Bank

Party Countdown Sponsor


Tip of the Iceberg

World Wide Technology

Gentle Giraffe

Mid America Chevy Dealers

Playful Penguin

The Boeing Company
Centene Charitable Foundation 
Cequel III 
Commerce Bank 
David B. Lichtenstein Foundation 
Edward Jones 
First Bank 
Lighting Associates 

Production Partners

Contemporary Productions and Switch

Jumping Jaguar

Argent Capital

Management, LLC




Drury Hotels


Enterprise Holdings

Harbour Group

Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Husch Blackwell


Lewis Rice

PGAV Destinations


The Staenberg Group

Tarlton Corporation

Thompson Coburn LLP

Thomas and Betty Tyler

UMB Bank

Flapping Flamingo

CK Power

Sharon and Ken


The Tarlow Familiy Foundation

Lynn and Doug Yaeger

Leaping Lemur


Brown Smith Wallace

Four Sauers, LLC

Prairie Farms Dairy


Peggy and Jerry Ritter

Bill and

Darlene Skaggs

Sysco St. Louis

Kathy and Ken Tacony

Western Specialty


Urban Chestnut

Brewing Company

General Contributions

Linda and Jesse Hunter

Ven and Cynthia Houts

Kendra Scott

Stone Hill Winery


Saint Louis Zoo Leadership

Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D. 
Dana Brown President & CEO Saint Louis Zoo

John R. Sondag 
Saint Louis Zoo Association President

Winthrop B. Reed, III 
St. Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission Chair

A Zoo Ado 2020 Co-Chairs

Michael Hickey and Molly Hyland

A Zoo Ado Committees

Be Featured as an A Zoo Ado Sponsor 

Want your company or family to be highlighted during the live event? Reserve a premier sponsorship level starting at $2,000 to receive special recognition the night of the virtual event. Complete this pledge form and confirm participation by September 1, 2020. 

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Zentgraf, Partnership Marketing Manager, at or (314) 646-4569.  

Thank you to our A Zoo Ado sponsors for their unwavering support of the Saint Louis Zoo.