Steven Sarro is curator of small mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. He plays a significant role in organized conservation and sustainable animal programs at the Zoo and around the world. During his time at the Zoo, Sarro has been an acting curator for Primates, Asia Trail and American Trail. His career focus has been working with the African penguin as Species Survival Plan (SSP) coordinator since 1995, as well as assisting in in situconservation endeavors. Additionally, Sarro has maintained the Spectacled Owl SSP and studbook for the past 26 years. Sarro’s deep experience also includes serving as bird/mammal curator for the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the director of animal programs for the National Aviary.