Corks are popping and brews are chilling at Binder Park Zoo for Friday evening's Corks for Conservation.

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It’s possibly the most unique wine festival anywhere; where prairie dogs, dingoes, red panda, snow leopard and yes, even the black bears share their spotlight with some of the finest wine and beer producers in Michigan.

The event is Friday evening (July 29th) from 6p-10p at the Zoo. Tickets available at

The Zoo will have live entertainment at this event, a Live Auction of some rare items, in addition to the popular Silent Auction where guests can win trips, jewelry, dining, art, etc., including some zoo-themed collectible items. Also new to the event is a 200 bottle Wine Pull. Animal encounters, carousel and train rides, raffles and more all add to the fun of an evening under the stars at the Zoo. This special fundraiser directly supports Binder Park Zoo's many conservation initiatives.