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Norfolk Southern serves as Presenting Sponsor on Zoo Atlanta’s most magical night of the year 

ATLANTA – April 15, 2024 – One of Atlanta’s most anticipated black-tie galas returns on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Beastly Feast presented by Norfolk Southern. Sophisticated elegance, a one-of-a-kind locale, and spectacular auctions are hallmarks of Zoo Atlanta’s largest annual fundraiser, themed “A Night Untamed” for 2024.  

The evening will feature signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on an evening stroll through the Zoo, followed by a seated dinner from Zoo Atlanta’s premiere caterer, Proof of the Pudding; dancing in a Ford Pavilion magnificently transformed by Tony Brewer & Company; and silent and live auctions of travel adventures, jewelry, art, Zoo experiences, and more. Event Co-Chairs are Pedro and Tomeka Cherry.  

“We are looking forward to hosting a successful Beastly Feast surrounded by supporters and friends of Zoo Atlanta on the Zoo’s most magical night of the year. This event is an annual example of the significant tradition of generosity shown by our community toward the Zoo and its mission of conservation and education,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. “We are deeply grateful to our Presenting Sponsor, Norfolk Southern, for their commitment to protecting biodiversity and engaging with local communities.”  

Proceeds of the Beastly Feast benefit Zoo Atlanta’s innovative and award-winning education programs and local and global conservation efforts.  

“Norfolk Southern is proud to serve as the 2024 Presenting Sponsor of the Beastly Feast. Through partnerships like Zoo Atlanta, we extend this commitment by supporting initiatives that promote the well-being of our community and the rich diversity of wildlife on our planet,” said Nabanita Nag, Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Norfolk Southern Corporation. “Together, we can forge a lasting impact in Atlanta, nurturing a sustainable future for all its inhabitants.”  

To reserve tables or tickets or to support the event as a Beastly Backer, visit the Beastly Feast event page here on  

Rachel Davis
Director of Communications

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist

About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats, and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit

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