Wild on the Rocks

August 27 At Home!

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A virtual happy hour with the most interesting Zoo Atlanta professionals!

Introducing your newest online obsession – sorry, Netflix – brought to you with a twist and a stir … or a shake if you prefer. Join us for monthly programs bringing you a featured cocktail you can make at home, with a talk from a well-seasoned – or over-seasoned – Zoo professional who has a story or two to tell! Warning: You might learn something.

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Medical Mysteries and Animal Anecdotes: A Day in the Life of a Zoo Veterinarian, as told by Sam Rivera, Senior Director of Animal Health with featured cocktail The Mango Mojito.

Just like you need to be prepared for anything when working with wild animals, you never know what you’re going to get when Dr. Sam Rivera is around. Join us for an hour of true animal stories as our head veterinarian regales us with tales of some of the oddest things he’s ever seen. Find out what a day in the life of a Zoo vet is really like – it’s not as glamorous as it sounds, but it’s one of the world’s most dynamic and rewarding jobs!

Cost: $15 includes program and make-from-home cocktail recipe.

Ages 21 and up, please. Education and hilarity are meant to be enjoyed responsibly, even from home.

Capacity is limited. Register now!


Meet the Expert

Sam Rivera, Senior Director of Animal Health

Day Job: I oversee the Veterinary and Animal Nutrition Departments. The most rewarding aspect of my role is working closely with all our team members from all departments (and specialists from our local community when needed) to ensure we are providing the highest quality care to the animals at the Zoo.

Spirit Animal:  Eagle  

Super Power: My smile 😊 

Coffee or Tea: COFFEE

Teleport: Mordor

Meet the Cocktail

The Mango Mojito

Developed in Cuba, the mojito is a popular summertime libation. It’s thought by some that the name is derived from mojadito, meaning “a little wet.” The mojito gained a place on the global cocktail stage when it was given a thumbs-up from Ernest Hemingway, who is said to have enjoyed the beverage at La Boedguita del Medio in Havana.

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