ACNC/Phoenix Zoo and Arizona State University School of Life Sciences are proud to present the launch of a new book:

March 21 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Phoenix Zoo Stone House Pavilion
Free to the public,
must RSVP to by March 14.

Can zoos save the world? Authored by a top-flight group of zoo and aquarium leaders, historians, biologists, ethicists, and social scientists, “The Ark and Beyond” (published by the University of Chicago Press) traces the history and considers the present and future role of zoos as conservation organizations.

“In an age of extinction, ‘wild’ places are increasingly being managed like zoos. What role do actual zoos and aquariums have to play? “The Ark and Beyond” looks at this question from all angles; the result is both informative and thought-provoking.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History”

Join us for a special panel to discuss and celebrate “The Ark and Beyond” with some of its contributors:

  • Ruth Allard, Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo
  • Susan Clayton, College of Wooster
  • Harry Greene, Cornell University
  • Craig Ivanyi, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Kristen Lukas, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Ben Minteer, Arizona State University (moderator) 

Opening reception with refreshments begins at 5:30 p.m.

Copies of “The Ark and Beyond” will be available for purchase, with a book signing after the panel.

RSVP to by March 14.