Barbara J. Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the President’s Ambassadors “State of the Zoo” Reception in the Treetops Café at the San Diego Zoo on Thursday evening, August 24th. There were hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and an opportunity to interact with animal ambassadors, followed by an update on the new Africa Rocks exhibit by Zoo Director Dwight Scott and a presentation by San Diego Zoo horticulturist who shared information about the amazing collection of trees, plants and other plant species in the new Africa Rocks exhibit. She discussed the unique features of the plants in each of the areas of Africa Rocks sharing stories about the origins and challenges of gathering this collection. The evening concluded with an opportunity to view the Bubble and Light Show from either the new Sky Bridge that spans from Treetops to Elephant Odyssey or to look upward from the Hua Mei Café area.