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thrive! with the zoo

Last night was our annual thrive! dinner at the Sheraton Hotel. And what a night it was! With nearly 300 community guests, the overall theme was sharing the stories of the zoo and the impact a visit to the zoo has on our guests. With special guests, the Kratt brothers--Martin and Chris--thrive! guests were treated to tales of their amazing exploits and the important role that experiencing that nature provides everyone, no matter their age.

President and CEO Dr. Deborah Jensen gave an overview of the zoo's conservation and educational opportunities and even had a one-on-one "talk" with a frog to highlight Year of the Frog, an international effort to educate about the plight of amphibian species around the world.

Thanks to volunteer photographer Mat Hayward for his wonderful documentation of the evening. For more photos, visit Mat's blog: