For a number of years Zoo Knoxville partnered with a plethora of local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and other distillers to put on the popular fundraiser known as Feast With The Beasts. This popular night of food, libations, and music among the various animals is one of the facility’s most attended events.

Now the 2020 version of the event is the latest casualty of the COVID 19 pandemic. According to Zoo Knoxville’s social media the event is cancelled in the interest of putting the health and safety of their guests, staff and animals first.

The zoo remains open to the public. Masks Now Required for Entry to Zoo Knoxville To Comply With Emergency Executive Order No. 19 Issued By The Mayor of the City of Knoxville. The Zoo asks visitors to show their masks at the time of entry and the zoo will be offering disposable masks for purchase at the zoo’s cost ($1 each) for any guests who do not have one. The Zoo is requiring them at entry to make sure all guests are equipped to comply with the order should they need or want to enter an indoor area during their visit. Buying tickets in advance is also encouraged.