#SHRM19 Interview with San Diego Zoo Global

I have never been to California, but I will be going in 13 months when #SHRM20 hits San Diego! What’s on my to do list? Why, visiting the San Diego Zoo, of course! I’m disappointed that the pandas won’t be there during my visit, but I am excited to visit one of the best zoos in the United States, according to TripAdvisor and the Travel Channel.

When I realized that the San Diego Zoo was a vendor for #SHRM19, I knew that I wanted to get the inside scoop! So please enjoy this 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition interview with Jermone Abaya, Sales Manager (Military & National Corporate Sales) for San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Who is San Diego Zoo Global? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

San Diego Zoo Global is the overarching umbrella that hosts the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Winding paths through the tropical oasis of a botanical garden bring you to more than 4,000 rare and fascinating animals, including koalas, Galápagos tortoises, tigers, eagles, and more. Explore Africa Rocks to discover penguins, baboons, the mysterious fossa, weaver birds, and others unique creatures. The festive, lively atmosphere makes the San Diego Zoo a great place for family fun and gathering friends. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and exciting animal presentations and shows. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience. Hope to see you soon!

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a 1,800-acre reserve. Choose from a variety of exciting safari expeditions by tram, caravan truck, electric cart, zip line, and more, all with expert guides and fascinating animal information. See lions lounging in the grasslands, antelope and giraffes mingling, storks and crowned cranes on the march, rhinos wallowing in waterholes, and a family herd of African elephants foraging and playing. Come face-to-face with rare Sumatran tigers, then stroll among kangaroos in Walkabout Australia. Discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park. A full day of active fun awaits!

What are you looking forward to most about the conference, and what can HR processionals expect when they visit your booth?

I look forward to interacting with various HR professionals and sharing information about our free benefit of discount tickets, that HR offices can extend to their employees. We’ll also have information on corporate team building, retreats, meetings, picnics & receptions in one of our unforgettable and unique venues!

What do you wish more HR professionals knew about the San Diego Zoo Global experience?

We’re here to share information on a free benefit that many HR professionals tend to forget – ticket discounts. This benefit adds great value to benefit packages. In addition to ticket discounts, we hope that HR professionals learn of our unique venues to hold meetings, retreats, and an array of corporate events.

What sets San Diego Zoo Global apart from other global competitors?

San Diego Zoo Global is the overarching umbrella that hosts the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. San Diego Zoo Global works to fight extinction through conservation efforts for plants and animals worldwide. With a history of leadership in species recovery and animal care, San Diego Zoo Global works with partners in science-based field programs on six continents and maintains sanctuaries and public education facilities in many places. Inspiring passion for nature is critical to saving species, and San Diego Zoo Global’s outreach efforts share the wonder of wildlife with millions of people every year. Current major conservation initiatives include: fighting wildlife trafficking and the impacts of climate change on wildlife species; broad-spectrum species and habitat protection efforts in Kenya, in Peru and on islands worldwide; preventing extinction in our own backyard; and expanding efforts to bank critical genetic resources and apply them to the conservation of critically endangered species.

With a paid visit to the San Diego Zoo and/or San Diego Zoo Safari Park, you are helping us lead the fight to end extinction.

Where can we find you to learn more?

Visit us at our booth, during the SHRM Exposition, #1565. Email us at groupsales@sandiegozoo.org or call us at 619-718-3044

Attending #SHRM19? Make sure to stop by booth #1565 to learn more about San Diego Zoo Global! Then you can start planning your trip to the San Diego Zoo when we head to San Diego for #SHRM2020!



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