Beginning at 6:30 p.m., nearly 600 attendees were greeted by a fennec fox, Virginia opossum, blue tongued skink, ferret, chinchilla, Eastern screech owl, box turtle and a woma python in the Junior League of Birmingham-Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo.
Guests were then invited to have hors d’oeuvres catered by Southern Food Management. On the menu were chips and salsa, chicken quesadillas, vegetables, jalapeno poppers and spanakopita as well as cocktails and beer provided by Old Black Bear Brewing Company, Cathead Vodka and Innisfree Pub.
Guests also enjoyed live music by The Banditos and the zoo’s newest attraction, the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure.
The Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board strives to increase zoo membership, assist with events and promote the zoo.
Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, the new black bear exhibit coming soon to the Birmingham Zoo.
Those spotted at the event included Dr. William R. Foster, Julie Herring, Erin Donohoo, Stacey Morales, Ambre Amari, Jay Anderson, Turner Burton, Austin Davis, Robin Sparks Davis, Lauren DeMoss and Pete Donohoo.
Others enjoying Tails in the Trails were Joey DuMontier, Cole Harbert, Raymond Harbert, Jr., Amanda Hawkins, Caroline Hottle, Matt Hottle, Bobbi Jones, Emily Jordan, Lauri Jordan, Randy Jordan, Danny McKinney, Madison Merrill, Wally Nall, III, Amy O’Brien, Javan Patton, Amanda Welden, Joseph Welden and Whitney Wright.