WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Smithsonian National Zoo's biggest fundraiser, ZooFari!, is coming up next month.

A hundred of the area's finest restaurants will be featured at the event on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Celebrity chefs will compete in a grill-off using a secret ingredient from the zoo's kitchen. There will also be wine from local and international vineyards, animal demos and viewings and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the event support the zoo's conservation and education programs.

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