San Diego Zoo R.I.T.Z. Gala

On July 15th, guests arrived at the San Diego Zoo to boggie the night away in support of the reimagined Denny Sanford Elephant Valley. More than a party, it was where zeal met mission, and every sequin sparkled in support of elephant conservation. 

This year’s R·I·T·Z gala will help benefit the most transformative project in the history of the Safari Park. The Denny Sanford Elephant Valley will be a one-of-a-kind home for our growing African elephant family—changing the footprint of the Safari Park, and the future for endangered elephants worldwide in this completely reimagined experience. 

Wildlife allies who will visit in years to come will make lifelong connections with these gentle giants and see the world we share through their eyes—while at the same time, helping us secure a future for their species.

Photography by Bryan Dahl