Zootopia, Zoo New England’s annual fundraising gala presented by Baystate Financial, is going virtual this year, and will be bringing the Zoo to everyone at home with a special online event on May 8.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 8, virtual Zootopia attendees will be able to enjoy a special virtual program and view silent auction bidding progress. The virtual gala will also feature a pre-recorded video message by this year’s E. O. Wilson Living the Mission Award recipient Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & U. N. Messenger of Peace. Through her more than 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. A compassionate conservation advocate, Dr. Goodall continues to inspire people around the world with her message of hope and belief in the collective power of individual action to save the world we all share.