Zoo Miami Foundation and Zoo Miami hosted the first virtual Feast with the Beasts on August 28, 2020 and raised more than $218,000 to support wildlife education and conservation programs at Zoo Miami. Feast with the Beasts in 2020 returned virtually on Zoo Miami’s YouTube channel with its host as the one and only Ron Magill.
Guests attended this unique zoo virtual experience FOR FREE with wild animal encounters and celebrity guest appearances by music legend and Miami royalty Gloria Estefan, NBA legend and the leader of the Miami Heat’s first NBA Championship, Shaquille O’Neal, musical icon KC from KC and the Sunshine Band, ESPN television and radio host, Dan LeBatard and best-selling author and syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry. In addition, guests enjoyed a special musical performance by Latin Grammy Award Winning artist, Nestor Torres.
Viewers were able to enjoy a host of interactive rooms that included chef demonstrations, mixology sessions by Bacardi, DJs, entertainment, and much more! The digital and mobile silent auction sold out of their wide variety of items including sports memorabilia, libations, unique zoo experiences and amazing wildlife photography by Ron Magill.