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Renowned as one of Southern California's most popular fundraisers, this year's Beastly Ball held at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens gave guests dressed in safari-themed attire the opportunity to stroll through the facility, dine on both gourmet and fun fare provided by local restaurants and view the Griffith Park facility's beastly inhabitants. Guests also had the chance to get up-close-and-personal with owls, snakes, hedgehogs, armadillos, a bald eagle and other animals who were accompanied by their information-providing handlers.
As the sun set over the zoo, the evening's main event commenced. Emceed by actress
Among those who recognized and paid tribute to the guest of honor were L.A. Mayor
"Betty shares the belief that our mission is to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience," Lewis said. "She's been a part of this institution for over four decades and an integral force behind many of our new exhibits which nurture our animal residents and have provided tremendous educational experiences for millions of visitors."
Others who had the opportunity to show their gratitude to White, who currently stars as Elka in TV Land's new sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," were actress Stefani Powers, former Los Angeles Mayor