Boise & Garden City

Reminder: Idaho Public TV documentary on Idaho-Africa project airs tonight

Gorongosa National Park is a long way away from Idaho — eight time zones and more than 10,000 miles and 24 hours of travel.

But the two are closely tied, primarily by Zoo Boise and by Idaho Falls philanthropist Greg Carr.

The zoo is investing $2 million over the next 10 years to the park. Carr is the driving force behind the Gorongosa Restoration Project.

Carr, Zoo Boise Director Steve Burns and others speak about efforts to restore the park at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a special presentation by Idaho Public Television.

Also interviewed is Statesman photographer Katherine Jones, who traveled to Gorongosa with a Zoo Boise group in August to document their work. You can read her past coverage here and her blog from her trip here.

Watch a short teaser for the documentary:

The show repeats at 6 p.m. March 15.

Eight projects are currently vying for some of Zoo Boise’s money. Click here to read about them and cast your vote.

Want to go to Gorongosa National Park? Zoo Boise Director Steve Burns will be leading a trip Aug. 7 through 21. Space is limited and you need to be able to cover travel costs. For more details, please contact Liz Littman at or 608-7743.