Director Barbara Menard and Jim Ogilvie attended the President’s Ambassadors, President’s Patrons, and President’s Partners special gathering at the Zoofari Party Area at the San Diego Zool.  The evening included a dinner buffet, dessert and beverages.  Ms. Debra Erickson, Marketing Director:  Communications and Interpretation, San Diego Zoo Global presented an update on the San Diego Zoo’s newest partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital.  This unique partnership is designed to entertain and educate patients and their families about wildlife around the world and serve as a model for children’s hospitals nationwide.   Funded by a generous gift by businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and San Diego Zoo Global announced the launch of San Diego Zoo Kids, a television broadcast channel that features programming about unique and endangered animal species and is available in every patient room and waiting area.  The channel features video from the Zoo’s famous Panda Cam as well as other live, online cameras, fun and educational pieces about a variety of animals and up-close video encounters of popular animals with the Zoo’s national spokesperson, Rick Schwartz.