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Wild Vine



Story and photography by Liz Lyons

Zoo Knoxville and Rhizome Productions recently hosted the inaugural Wild Vine, featuring over 70 red, white, rosé and sparkling wines. Samples of craft beer and spirits were also available on this liquid safari throughout the zoo. 100% of proceeds support the Zoo’s conservation work that is saving animals from extinction. Zoo Knoxville works with other zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) on a collective Species Survival Plan for all animals that live in AZAaccredited zoos in North America. Their goal is to maintain a healthy, genetically diverse population in zoos to ensure we don’t lose animals to extinction when wild populations are in peril.

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