SIZ After Dark is your chance to visit the zoo after hours for an adult only evening of informative talks about contemporary conservation threats and practices. The event includes animal presentations and a chance to meet conservationists working to solve real-world issues. Enjoy cocktails and light refreshments surrounded by exotic animals in our beautiful zoo setting.

November 8 – Conservation Conversations: Protecting Species

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Sarrah Kaye – Dr Kaye is the current veterinarian and general curator at the Staten Island Zoo. She previously worked at Cornell University and Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and in 2017 became a board-certified member of the American College of Zoological Medicine. For the past two years, she has served as the field veterinarian for the Belize Tapir Project, which aims to monitor and protect the endangered Central American tapir in its native habitat.

Dr. Marc Valitutto – Since departing from his post as the General Curator and Veterinarian for the Staten Island Zoo, Dr. Marc Valitutto has been spending time traversing the Asian continent with a mission: (1) saving pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammal; (2) advancing giant panda healthcare; and (3) preventing the global human population from the next viral pandemic.  Dr. Valitutto is a wildlife veterinary medical officer for the Smithsonian’s Global Health Program and has been tasked with advancing wildlife health for the institution throughout Asia.  Please join us in hearing how you can participate in these critical animals’ conservation and global health needs.

$15.00 per Adults – Member
$20.00 per Adults Non-Member
Cancellation Policy
There are no refunds or exchanges for SIZ After Dark tickets. All sales are final.