Special Events

Spotted at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion

11/15/2019, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Meet a live cheetah from the Columbus Zoo's Animal Ambassador Program and help raise funds for the Cheetah Conservation Fund to help save cheetahs in the wild during this unique special event held at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. Proceeds will also benefit the Arkansas Zoological Foundation to raise funds for Arkansas's only accredited zoo, the Little Rock Zoo, a place dedicated to conservation learning. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a VIP event where guest will have the opportunity to meet our cheetah ambassador up close and have their picture taken with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson. The General Event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes visits from Ambassador Animals from the Little Rock Zoo as well as the opportunity to see the live cheetah from the Columbus Zoo. This event is limited due to the size constraints of the venue and tickets will sell fast! We do recommend purchasing tickets in advance.


Must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Cocktail attire.

VIP Ticket Admission (also includes admission to general event) $250

General Event Admission $150

Please note: This is an educational fundraising event. Columbus Zoo is trained and licensed in the care and handling of wild cats, including cheetahs. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is actively engaged in the effort to end the illegal wildlife trade. Ambassador Cheetahs provide an educational experience for our event guests. The Ambassador Cheetah for this event has been confirmed and is scheduled; however, availability may change and CCF cannot guarantee that a cheetah will be in attendance. Should you choose to post about the event on social media, we expect that you will do so in a respectful manner and in line with CCF’s mission.

Hosted by Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson and the Arkansas Zoological Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the growth and development of the Little Rock Zoo.