Up to Date
Tue September 10, 2013
Annual Zoo Conference Decends On KC, Examines New Challenges
Lions, tigers and (panda) bears, oh my! Two thousand zoo and aquarium professionals are in Kansas City this week for the annual convention of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we take a look at the challenges zoos face these days and how that's been affecting attendance. We also discuss what zoos are hoping their visitors get out of the experience.
- Randy Wisthoff is director of the Kansas City Zoo.
- Jim Maddy is the director of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.