Jungle Jubilee 2016 at the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum is Thursday, July 21, 2016.

And this year you can get up close and meet Kenai, the zoo's brown bear. Kenai will be the star as this years event that will benefit the new Brown Bear exhibit building and enhanced habitat and add more bedrooms for future bears.

Jungle Jubilee is a wonderful night set outside in the middle of the zoo. Tickets are $125. And, VIP tickets cost $175 that includes a behind the scenes animal experience, viewing of a training session with a zookeeper and to feed a 3,000 pound rhino. VIP tickets are limited.

Gate opens at 5:00 pm for VIP ticket holders, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 pm with the program and auction at 6:30 pm.