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Wildlife Diaries: The Endangered Species Act- Overview, History, and Success Stories

  • Alaska Zoo 4731 O'Malley Road Anchorage, AK, 99507 United States (map)

The Endangered Species Act is one of America’s greatest ideas that started a worldwide movement. In this talk, given by Alaska Zoo Camp Coordinator, Ryan Kildea, we will explore the history of the ESA and animal conservation in the United States, as well as the influence it had on other countries around the world. We will also look at some of the more controversial decisions made for the sake of protecting certain species and, of course, look at numerous species success stories that exist because of the ESA. 

Photo provided by Stephanie Hartman.

Photo provided by Stephanie Hartman.


Wildlife Diaries programs are illuminating presentations on wildlife topics oriented for zoo patrons of all ages! They are each Tuesday in June, July and August, starting at 7pm on the coffee shop lawn at the Alaska Zoo. Presentations are FREE with paid admission (or membership) into the zoo!

Wildlife Diaries are sponsored by ConocoPhillips and are all ASL interpreted.

For more information, contact Alaska Zoo Education Director, Stephanie Hartman at 907-341-6463 or

Earlier Event: July 3
Critter Chat: Snow Leopard
Later Event: July 4
Storytime Program for Toddlers