Live At The Tower
Tickets: Reserved Seating $22, $32, $42 (plus fee)
Peter’s life is dedicated to inspiring young people to care about wildlife and wild places. He continues to be a Champion for the natural world, traveling and speaking around the United States.
Peter Gros has nearly 30 years of field experience with wildlife. In his former position as Director of Land Animals and Vice President at Marine World/Africa USA, he and his team established breeding programs for hundreds of endangered animals. He also developed a rehabilitation program for birds of prey, as well as the largest captive breeding colony of ostriches in the United States. He is a licensed U.S.D.A. exhibitor and a wildlife lecturer. An active member of the American Zoo and Aquariums Association as well as the Zoological Association of America, Gros is also on the Board of Directors of the Suisun Marsh Natural History Association, and a trustee for the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
He is a frequent lecturer on conservation and preservation at universities, zoos, theaters and nature and science centers around the nation. His goal is to share his passion for the natural world with young people across the planet, inspiring them to protect animals both locally and globally. We need to continue to deliver a powerful message about how each of us can make a daily difference in preserving our natural world, Gros says. It is possible to use our natural resources in a sustainable manner. We simply need to educate our nations youth about the importance of wildlife conservation.
A message from our Executive Director, Ray Solley:
"Recently, the Tower received some emails concerned about the care and transportation of the animals in our upcoming presentation of Wild Kingdom’s Peter Gros. We have been assured these are hand-raised and rescued animals that are very comfortable in a "people environment." They have been imprinted on humans since birth. They travel in a climate-controlled vehicle accompanied by professional animal caretakers licensed by both state and federal agencies. The animals do not perform. Rather, they are the centerpiece of a program designed to educate audiences of all ages about conservation and the protection of the planet's wildlife and wild places. Mr. Gros’ appearance is intended to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of preserving our natural world.
The Tower Theatre is a community-wide gathering place for the presentation of a broad variety of educational and performing arts and the expression of a wide spectrum of opinions. The board and staff of the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation remain committed to keeping the venue accessible and available for the free exchange of viewpoints."