On Tuesday, September 16, the Auction Network will conduct a live auction featuring artwork created by animals from zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). There will be numerous pieces up for sale during The Arts by Animal auction, which will be broadcast online in high-definition beginning with a special pre-show at 4 p.m. EDT, followed at 5 p.m. with the live auction. This three-hour live auction is expected to draw a worldwide audience, and will feature appearances by wildlife celebrities Jack Hanna and Nigel Marven. Visit http://www.auctionnetwork.com/aza now to view the entire catalog, see video bios on the animal artist and even place proxy bids before the auction begins. Item # 29 – Art by "Hari and Hakuna the Meerkats" from San Diego Zoo in California Hari and Hakuna are Meerkat animal ambassadors who reside in the San Diego Zoo’s Children’s Zoo. They are hand-raised half brothers–-Hari is 3 years old and Hakuna is 2 years old----who live in an exhibit with other Meerkats. They are also friendly enough to provide up-close encounters at education programs and special activities.