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McNeese Banners to present Peter Gros of Wild Kingdom fame

March 26, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations
Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

Wildlife
expert Peter Gros will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, in McNeese State
University’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese season.

Gros
has almost 30 years of field experience with wildlife. As the former director
of land animals and vice president at Marine World/Africa USA, he and his team
established breeding programs for hundreds of endangered animals. He has also
developed a rehabilitation program for birds of prey and the largest captive
breeding colony of ostriches in the United States.

He
was the host of the original “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” series, a program
honored with 41 major awards, including four Emmys and an endorsement by the
National PTA for television programming recommended for family viewing.

Gros
is a frequent lecturer on conservation and preservation at universities, zoos,
theaters and nature and science centers around the nation. His goal is to share
his passion for the natural world with young people across the planet,
inspiring them to protect animals both locally and globally. 

Tickets
are $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and free for McNeese and Sowela
students with current IDs.

Banners
is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For
more information about the program or tickets, visit the Banners website at www.banners.org or call the Banners office at
337-475-5123.

Persons
needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act
should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax;
337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.