Sunset at the Zoo 2024

The Detroit Zoological Society hosted its annual Sunset at the Zoo, presented by KeyBank, on June 21. The exclusive 21-and-older fundraising gala — themed Where Life Connects — offered a strolling dinner featuring dozens of restaurants and food trucks in metro Detroit, beverage samplings, special access to the Detroit Zoo’s habitats until twilight, a silent auction, live entertainment, and live speed painting. Funds raised from the event directly support the daily work of the zoo, including providing up-close opportunities to connect with animals, creating programs that foster empathy and understanding, and collaborating with partners across the globe to safeguard wildlife and their habitats. // Photographs by Patrick Gloria