The Director of the Bronx Zoo, Jim Breheny, spoke at Dominican College as part of the 2019 Honor’s Lyceum and Science Seminar Series on March 27, 2019. Breheny also serves as Executive Vice President of the Wildlife Conservation Society and is featured in Animal Planet’s hit docuseries “The Zoo.”
Assistant Professor of Biology Emma C. Sarro, PhD, said Breheny’s presentation focused on the work that the Bronx Zoo and its collaborators have done to nurture the regrowth of endangered species and their habitats. “Jim provided several heart-warming examples of how some of our most precious animals are getting another chance to flourish in their own habitat, due to the research and work by the staff at the Zoo,” said Dr. Sarro. “Our students left the seminar with a greater appreciation for the mission of the Zoo and many students stayed after the talk to meet Jim and continue the conversation.”
Breheny explained that helping endangered species is done partly through the education and awareness that the Zoo brings to its visitors. He said a lot of work is done out in the field and behind the scenes as well. Breheny’s presentation took place in the Lawrence Room of Casey Hall.