Want to enjoy a night out for a good cause? How about a whiskey tasting to build a home for a young serval at Roger Williams Park Zoo?

The Providence zoo has a new animal in its care, but she doesn't quite have a place to live on exhibit just yet.

Roger Williams Park Zoo adopted a 7-year-old serval named Velma from a facility in California that was closing. Servals are native to Africa and ultimately Velma will have a home in the zoo's Fabric of Africa section, but she needs your help.

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Velma arrived in Providence earlier than expected and the funding for her permanent home was not yet budgeted. This means raising additional funds to build Velma a new forever home.

To raise the money needed, the zoo is hosting a Whiskey For Wildlife event on Thursday, May 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The after-hours, adult-only event is a perfect way to relax at the end of the day and explore the zoo without all the usual kids around. Plus, you'll have a whiskey in your hand.

Tickets are being sold to this 21-plus event now and space is limited. Your ticket to Whiskey For Wildlife will get you samples of hand-picked whiskeys, rums and gins curated by whiskey sommelier Irene Tan of WhiskeyMentors.

Helping raise funds for Velma's needed new habitat means we all get to see this beautiful wild cat on exhibit as soon as possible, something zoo fans of all ages can certainly enjoy.

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