Rendezvous In The Zoo

A global event benefiting wildlife in San Diego and around the world.

Embracing the theme that because when wildlife thrives, all life thrivesthe San Diego Zoo held its R.I.T.Z gala, both virtually and live on June 5, 2021. Together, attendees, virtual and in person, traveled the planet, discovering the extraordinary wildlife saved, protected, and cared for—in San Diego and in native habitats across the globe. 


Viewers dove into the world’s oceans, traversed Amazonia, and ventured through the heart of Australian forests as they explored the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance conservation efforts made possible by their supporters who stand as allies for wildlife. The gala brought the Earth’s diverse ecosystems right into viewer's homes, and on screen at the zoo, while all partied the night away!


Photography by Bryan Dahl