What: Houston Zoo Ambassadors Donor Club annual gala.
Where: Houston Zoo.
The scoop: A colorful cast of zoo residents joined more than 250 partygoers for up-close-and-personal encounters. Among them a snake, rooster, sloth, a pair of dingoes and a cheetah added a wild touch to the festivities which raised more than $94,000.
Courtney and Bas Solleveld chaired the evening that featured gourmet food stations from 16 restaurants including Underbelly, Kata Robata, Canopy and Brennan's. The good eats were washed down with a variety of libations from Robert Mondavi, No Label Brewing Co., Finlandia, Herradura and Woodford.
Who: Houston Zoo CEO and president Lee Ehmke, Alice and Patrick Kerley, Lacey and Matt Goossen, Kelly and Adam Tepper, Brooke and Billy O'Neil, Candace and Brian Thomas, and Margaret and T.J. Farnsworth.