Kids Zoo Ball 2023 – Once Upon a Tail

Friday, March 3, 2023

Program Of Events

6:00 p.m. Mocktail/Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, Photo Opportunities,
Animal Ambassadors, Carousel Rides, Face Painting

7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Presentation of the Jungle Court winners

8:00 p.m. Dance Party

9:00 p.m. Event Concludes

Watch the zoo come to life like never before – for a magical and glamorous evening for parents and their children. This kid-friendly gala will be filled with fun activities, dinner, and a dance party.

Once Upon a Tail, Kids Zoo Ball gives children the opportunity to help San Antonio Zoo in securing a future for wildlife. By participating in the Jungle Contest, children are supporting the zoo and its world-class animal care and conservation programs. The boy and girl who raise the most funds will be crowned King and Queen of the Jungle, ride on a 2023 Zoo Fiesta float, and have their photo prominently displayed at the zoo entrance and at the animal habitat of their choosing. Runners up will join the Jungle Court and have their photos displayed at the zoo entrance. All fundraisers are eligible to earn “Milestone Prizes” and enjoy unique zoo experiences.


Tara Childers


MariCarmen Aguilera

Jennifer Anderson

Jen Cooley

Kate Dawson

Anna Fregosi

Sandy Gallagher

Dani Guido

Alex Rodriguez

McQueen Johnson

Lori Karam

Kylene King

Alice Pennington

Cindy Reyes

Ashley Timbrell

Melissa Wiggins


Timothy M. Morrow

 Kids Zoo Ball 2021

Thank You to Our Table Sponsors

*As of February 8, 2023

Elephant Table

The Childers Family

Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.

The Sigman Family

Jaguar Table

Cavender Cares

Guido Companies

Magarian Family

Dr. Steven & Mrs. Ryan Ramos

Cahill, Markelz, Welch

Annita Hereford-Crump

Monkey Table

A1 Rocket Energy            Cormier Family

Cavender Auto Family    Karam Family

Kevin Farnsworth            KRW Lawyers

Real Estate Muses

Coltcam Consulting, LLC

Cooley & Gallagher Families

The Imagination Celebration Co.

Max & Jack Cadwallader, Billy Marble,
Carter Oncken, Wells Smith, J.R. Specht

Rinn, Amaro, and Butler Families

Donate to San Antonio Zoo


You can donate directly to San Antonio Zoo’s mission through our BidPal profile! Simply click the link below, create an account, and donate the amount you would like to contribute. Your donations support the zoo and its world-class animal care and conservation programs!


Jungle Contest Registration

Join the Jungle Contest today for your chance to be San Antonio Zoo’s Queen or King of the Jungle. Registration opens on February 1, 2023, and closes on March 1, 2023.  


Reserve Your Table
$5,000 | Elephant Table
$2,500 | Jaguar Table
$1,000 | Monkey Table
$100 | Individual Tickets

Kids Zoo Ball Silent Auction

Bid on WILD items up for grabs in our Kids Zoo Ball Silent Auction! The auction opens on February 17, 2023.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

2023 Sponsors

For 2023 sponsorship opportunities, contact, Events Manager, Reyna Vasquez,



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