Feathered, furry, and fast creatures came out to welcome reveling supporters of the 32nd annual San Diego Zoo RITZ gala. Benefitting a new seashore habitat for endangered African penguins, the night’s Party Animal theme animated guests with lavish drinks and food while exotic animals wandered through the crowd. This outdoor gala is one of the highlights of the summer and between food stations, dinner and dancing late into the night this elegant fundraiser is the place to be!

Photographed by: Patricia Foust-Rezig