August 13, 2019
As a conservation centered animal care facility, we know the importance of wildlife conservation first hand. It is our jobs to not only care for our animals, but also to educate our visitors about animals and the conservation initiatives taking place throughout the world to help protect wild animals.
For this purpose, we have invited Wilton Nsimango from Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe to visit the Utica Zoo for a day full of fascinating talks and enrichment activities with several of our African animals on Saturday, August 31st.
Wilton’s work highlights the human side of wildlife conservation and the importance of making sure that wildlife has value in the eyes of local stakeholders. This combination of species research, rescue and rehabilitation, education and community engagement is what makes Painted Dog Conservation a model of comprehensive wildlife conservation.
We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity to hear from Wilton and learn more about the extensive work being done in the field to save African animals.
More details and schedule of activities to follow.