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October 6, 2010 (Alpine) – The San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers invites you to Exotic Escapes, a fundraising event to benefit advancements in animal care as well as Lions, Tigers & Bears.


Hosted by Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine on October 16 from 1-5 p.m., this unique event will feature animal presentations from the San Diego Zoo, flamenco dancers and other live entertainment. Also savor wine tasting from local vineyards, samplings of fine cuisine, plus a live and silent auction and drawings. You can even win a chance to feed a lion or a tiger!

Other drawing prizes offered include:

*Paradise Point Package - a 3 night stay at the newly remodeled Paradise Point Resort

* "Behind The Scenes" visit at Lions Tigers & Bears

*Descanso Getaway includes a one night stay at the Haylapa House for two and breakfast for two at the Descanso Junction Restaurant

*32 GB iPod Touch

*Wine and cheese basket - includes 4 vintage wines paired with our 4 new cheeses and a wine tasting for 4 at Orfila Vineyards & Winery

*30 minute Helicopter Ride for up to 3 people - donated by Corporate Helicopter

*Liberty Limited Edition Necklace - donated by Big Cat Bead Company

*Dinner for Two at Phil's BBQ

The drawing will be held October 16th. You do not need to be present to win.

For information on ticket prices for the Exotic Escapades event and special packages (including an upgrade option that includes feeding the big cats) call (619)231-1515 ext. 4672 or visit www.sdaazk.org. You must be 21 to attend this event. Space is limited.

For more information on Lions, Tigers and Bears, a nonprofit big cat rescue facility, visit www.lionstigersandbears.org.

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