ZooFest 2014

San Francisco Zoo honored longtime supporters Stephen T. Hearst and Barbara Hearst at ZooFest, SF Zoo’s zany annual fundraiser, on April 25, 2014. Costumes are always encouraged at ZooFest, and this year’s dress code — enchanted ranch attire — inspired cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and denim. The theme paid tribute to the world’s largest private zoo, once located on Enchanted Hill at

ZooFest 2014: A Night on Enchanted Hill paid tribute to the world’s largest private zoo, which was once located on Enchanted Hill at Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Event Chairs Rosemary Baker and Lynn and Edward Poole welcomed some 400 supporters to the zoo for the festive dinner and auction. Together they raised over $1.2 million for zoo operations such as animal care, veterinary services, and staff salaries.

Scenes from ZooFest 2014:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

— Related — More Red Carpet Bay Area coverage for SF Zoo: