Photos: Philadelphia Zoo's Global Conservation Gala

Extra TV's Maria Menounos and's Maria Papadakis are fascinated by Dewey, a spectacled owl. Papdakis' was the 2011 co-chair of the Zoo Gala. (HughE Dillon/

On November 1, 2012, The Philadelphia Zoo held its 3rd annual Global Conservation Gala at The Westin Hotel. Many of Philadelphia's charitable people came out to support the event, which preserves habitats and endangered species around the world. Photos by HughE Dillon for