We sit down with Patricia Wright, a woman sometimes described as the Jane Goodall of lemurs. Wright’s work in Madagascar has led to a massive change in public understanding, conservation, and preservation. She’s had a long partnership with the Seneca Park Zoo, and this week she’s back in Rochester.

We discuss how much has changed since the 1980s, and what the world can do next to preserve habitats, understand the impact of climate change, and more. In studio:

Two snow leopard cubs born at Seneca Park Zoo

May 28, 2019
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Seneca Park Zoo has two new residents: a pair of snow leopard cubs born on Monday. One of the births happened in the exhibit and was seen live by some zoo visitors.

"We had quite a few people at the zoo on Memorial Day," said zoo director Larry Staub, "so they got a little a bit more than they thought they would get on their visit."

The Seneca Park Zoo Society is honoring organizations and community members for their conservation and environmental efforts. The Zoo will host its inaugural Environmental Innovation Awards & Symposium in October.

We get a preview of that event, and we discuss how leaders in our community are finding innovative solutions to environmental problems – from zero waste practices to green technology and more. Our guests: