On Saturday, December 3, 2016 the San Diego Zoo Circle and Heritage Guild members gathered for Holiday with the Animals. A number of zoo animal ambassadors greeted the guests who assembled on this chilly December morning including Director Barbara J. Menard. The buffet breakfast was followed by a presentation by Dwight Scott, Director of San Diego Zoo. He provided the attendees with an aerial tour of the new Africa Rocks exhibit under construction with the help of a drone camera. The presentation gave an overview of the progress toward completion of the project and some of the challenges that have been faced in bringing about the plan.
As Director of the San Diego Zoo, Mr. Scott is responsible for the overall operation of the 100-acre zoo, which is located in Balboa Park just north of downtown San Diego. He oversees daily operations of all departments, including admission, transportation, education, food service, retail, facilities, animal care, veterinary services, horticulture, special events, and construction and maintenance.