State Theatre Presents
Wild Kingdom's Peter Gros: Wildlife Expert: LIVE!
Sun · November 5, 2017
Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pmState Theatre of Ithaca
$8.75 - $37.50
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This event is all ages
Wild Kingdoms' Peter Gros: Wildlife Expert: LIVE!
Peter’s life is dedicated to inspiring young people to care about wildlife and wild places. He continues to be a Champion for the natural world, traveling and speaking around the United States. Sponsored by Travis Hyde Properties and Spca Of Tompkins Countyhttps://www.stateofithaca.org/event/1477453/
The original “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” series – a program honored with 41 major awards, including four Emmy Awards and an endorsement by the National PTA for television programming recommended for family viewing – was one of the best-known and longest-running series on nature and the animal world.
Gros was a frequent guest on “Live with Regis and Kelly” and CBS’s “The Early Show.” In addition, he has appeared on numerous talk shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Peter Gros has nearly 30 years of field experience with wildlife. In his former position as Director of Land Animals and Vice President at Marine World/Africa USA, he and his team established breeding programs for hundreds of endangered animals. He also developed a rehabilitation program for birds of prey, as well as the largest captive breeding colony of ostriches in the United States. He is a licensed U.S.D.A. exhibitor and a wildlife lecturer. An active member of the American Zoo and Aquariums Association as well as the Zoological Association of America, Gros is also on the Board of Directors of the Suisun Marsh Natural History Association, and a trustee for the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
He is a frequent lecturer on conservation and preservation at universities, zoos, theaters and nature and science centers around the nation. His goal is to share his passion for the natural world with young people across the planet, inspiring them to protect animals both locally and globally. “We need to continue to deliver a powerful message about how each of us can make a daily difference in preserving our natural world,” Gros says. “It is possible to use our natural resources in a sustainable manner. We simply need to educate our nation’s youth about the importance of wildlife conservation.”
Peter’s life is dedicated to inspiring young people to care about wildlife and wild places. He continues to be a Champion for the natural world, traveling and speaking around the United States.
A Word About the Animals: The animal ambassadors Appearing with Peter are licensed Both state and federal and fully insured. The animals are hand raised on bottles or have been rescued so they are completely imprinted on people. When they’re not visiting theaters in fun filled educational presentations they’re visiting schools with students of all ages to help connect children to our Natural world .The hand raised animals ambassadors associate people with food rewards and affection .. In other words ,they are spoiled.
When a child sees these magnificent animals up close there’s an immediate connection and concern about wildlife and wild places.
State Theatre of Ithaca
107 West State St.
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