SEPTEMBER 15 – 17, 2017

The online auction will run from September 15 through September 17 2017, giving you the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping with unique gifts that you can only find on a zookeeper auction.


Items for Auction

Our online auction is one of the biggest events of the year! Completely online, we currently have over 100 vendors donating art, hotel packages, zoo tickets and more! 25% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to C.A.R.E, an animal rehabilitation center in South Africa. To learn more about C.A.R.E, please go to their website

Auction History

The Phoenix Chapter of AAZK has been hosting an annual auction since the year 2000 with it becoming bigger and better every year. It has proved to be the chapter’s biggest fundraiser with thousands of dollars donated to worthy conservation organizations. Auction funds have also allowed the chapter to provide many enrichment items to animals at the zoo, send members to national conferences, and participate in various other fundraising opportunities.


The Phoenix Chapter of AAZK provides a portion of funds from every auction to conservation. Each year the chapter members nominate conservation organizations they feel the most passionate about, and then a vote is held to choose the recipient of that years funds.

In 2013 the chapter chose to benefit the Thick Billed Parrots and the local rehabilitation group, Liberty Wildlife (  Thank you on behalf of PCAAZK and the charities for all of your generous donations.