A letter to Kansas City Zoo members from the CEO:
I’ve been a “zookeeper” for a little over 38 years – wow — time has flown by.
My first animal charges, back at the Omaha Zoo, were gorillas, orangutans, sea lions, rhinos, gaur (wild cattle from SE Asia), elephants and an assortment of monkeys. I was hooked from day one even though I never imagined working at the zoo as a career opportunity.
So many things have changed in the zoo world since that time, except, our number one priority each and every day is our animal care and their welfare.