Penguin Promenade

The Beastly Ball goes black tie to celebrate the African-penguin exhibit and save the black-rhino population

Who, Where, and When: The Beastly Ball at the Minnesota Zoo, April 30.

See and be Seen: Cities 97 morning-show deejays BT (Brian Turner) and Lee Valsvik helped oversee the auction.

Song and Dance: The Ned Kantar Jazz Quartet entertained attendees.

Preserve and Protect: The Minnesota Zoo is working in the Kunene region of Namibia to protect and expand the black-rhino population, one of world’s most critically endangered species.

Global Market: All manner of jewelry, baskets, fabrics, and carved animals—from more than 20 countries—were available to purchase in the name of charity.

Going Once, Going Twice: An African safari and an opportunity to be a dolphin trainer for a day at the zoo were among the live auction offerings.

Click on the photos to see names of those pictured.