Annual Dinner Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Rosa Rosa (750 S.W. Alder Street)

Please join your fellow members for the annual dinner meeting to celebrate another successful year for the Estate Planning Council of Portland on February 12 in the Alder Ballroom of Rosa Rosa.

5:30   Hosted Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
6:15   Business Meeting
6:30   Presentation by Dr. Donald E. Moore III, Director, Oregon Zoo
6:30   Dinner
8:00   Adjourn

Bullets, treadmills and the power of a good banana...these are a few of the surprising tools the Oregon Zoo uses to save endangered species.  Are we gaining ground in the battle to save endangered species?  Are today’s zoos making a difference?  Learn where the Oregon Zoo is seeing success and where it will focus efforts in the coming years.  Dr. Don Moore, Oregon Zoo director, will share stories of three of the zoo’s unusual and different approaches to saving endangered species using tools uniquely available to zoos.

Dr. Don Moore is a zoo-based endangered species conservation specialist and animal behaviorist, who has been leading and training the next generation of animal care professionals and conservation biologists for over 30 years.

Dr. Moore currently works as Director of the Oregon Zoo and as a Smithsonian senior science advisor on strategic initiatives and living collections sustainability. He has developed strategic plans based on animal welfare and safety for Oregon Zoo and for zoos and aquariums around the world. He most recently led Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Animal Care Sciences’ team of veterinarians, curators, keepers, nutritionists and animal behavior professionals, providing excellence in animal care and wellbeing for the zoo’s cherished animals. Prior to working at Smithsonian, Dr Moore worked as a curator, Animal Enrichment/behavior Programs leader and director in Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos and global conservation programs in New York City. 

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