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August 18, 2014 (San Diego, CA) – Project Wildlife will be hosting its 8th annual We Like It Wild! fundraising event on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the historic Pillsbury Ranch in Lakeside. The VIP Reception will run from 4-5pm, with the Main Excursion from 5-8pm. This ranch gala features renowned wildlife and conservation expert Joan Embery as host, as well as up-close and personal encounters with her exotic animals. We Like It Wild! raises critical funds for Project Wildlife’s work to rehabilitate wildlife in need and educate the public on conservation.

Event host Joan Embery serves as a champion of environmental and conservation issues around the world, most notably as spokeswoman and conservation ambassador for the Zoological Society of San Diego. She speaks to organizations across the United States to promote conservation and support for wildlife programs. Joan has trained and handled some of the world’s most rare and unusual animals, and has been a long-time advocate for Project Wildlife.

We Like It Wild! provides a unique opportunity for guests to connect with and learn about the wild animals with which San Diegans share their local environment, and those from countries beyond. In addition to interacting with Joan Embery, guests will be able to meet some of Project Wildlife’s Animal Ambassadors, and enjoy bidding on unique and adventurous auction items.

Project Wildlife welcomes all community members to join in the fun at We Like It Wild! To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit

About Project Wildlife

Project Wildlife was founded in San Diego in 1972 as a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for local wildlife and the community as the primary resource for animal rehabilitation and conservation education in San Diego County.  Project Wildlife takes in 8,000-10,000 sick, injured, and abandoned wild animals each year from throughout San Diego County with the goal of returning healthy animals to the wild, and provides educational programming for adults and children on topics related to local wildlife.  Project Wildlife serves one of the most biologically diverse areas in the United States, home to a significant number of threatened species. For more information, please visit


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