On a lovely evening, October 11, 2022, Barbara Menard joined members of the President Ambassador, President’s Patrons and President’s Partners at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. After a delicious buffet dinner, the assembled guests learned about the exciting new plans for Elephant Valley. Development Director David Gillig provided a general update on the state of the Zoo. Safari Park Executive Director Lisa Peterson shared plans for Elephant Valley which will be the largest renovation at the Safari Park since it opened 50 years ago. The plan will enlarge the viewing area for elephants and will bring visitors closer to these incredible animals. Natural barriers such as bee hives will keep the elephants from wandering outside the enclosure.