Brew at the Zoo presented by M.L. Rose, Nashville Zoo’s annual beer festival event, took place on a rainy night in June. The weather did not stop hundreds of guests from joining in on the fun, food and festivities. Guests enjoyed some of Nashville's best breweries decked out in animal themed ponchos. Despite the heavy downpours, Brew guests enjoyed delicious food from some of Nashville's best food trucks, danced on Festival Field with live entertainment, learned about the critically endangered pangolin at the Conservation Lounge, and drank among the flamingos around Jungle Loop.
This year's Conservation Lounge proceeds supported the ongoing efforts through Save Vietnam's Wildlife- a national non-profit committed to rescuing, protecting & increasing the threatened wildlife of Vietnam and securing the habitats of animals such as pangolins, civets, and binturongs. The success of this year's Conservation Lounge resulted in a $10,000 donation to Save Vietnam's Wildlife!
Save Vietnam's Wildlife covers four main areas including ex-situ conservation, field research, education and outreach and advocacy. Nashville Zoo's conservation donation will go towards Save Vietnam's Wildlife's initiatives to rescue, rehabilitate and release the confiscated pangolins from illegal trade and improve and expand partnering rescue centers in Vietnam. Currently, Save Vietnam's Wildlife has 25 pangolins in their center and 18 of them are going to be released back into the wild. As of early August, Save Vietnam's Wildlife had already rescued over 30 confiscated pangolins from illegal trade this year.
Thank you again for your support of Brew at the Zoo and Nashville Zoo! We hope you enjoy these fun photos commemorating this year's beer festival. A special thanks to our photographer Rachel Baldwin.