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    Los Angeles Zoo Logo Photo Credit LA Zoo

    Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

    Learn more about the L.A. Zoo?— our mission,?vision, and organizational structure.

    Chief Executive Officer & Zoo Director

    Denise M. Verret

    Denise Tamura, Executive Assistant

    Zoo Administration

    Mei Kwan,?Deputy Director
    Beth Schaefer,?General Curator and Director of Animal Programs
    Mae Huey,?Human Resources Director
    Dr. Dominique Keller, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM, Chief Veterinarian and Director of Animal Wellness?Programs
    Dan Keeffe, Director of Learning and Engagement
    Tom LoVullo, Director of Construction and Maintenance
    Dr. Jake Owens, PhD, Director of Conservation
    Darryl Pon,?Planning and Development Director
    April Spurlock,?Communications Director
    Jess Kohring (she/her), Director of Equity Programs

    Zoo Commission

    Karen B. Winnick, President
    Bernardo Silva, Vice President
    Margot Armbruster
    Christopher Hopkins
    Daryl Smith
    Richard Lichtenstein, Ex-Officio Member

    Please click here for Zoo Commission meeting information >

    Former Zoo Directors

    John Lewis, 2003-2019
    Edward Maruska, 2002-2003
    Manuel A. Mollinedo, 1995-2002
    Dr. Mark A. Goldstein, 1992-1995
    Dr. Warren D. Thomas, 1974-1991
    Chester E. Hogan, 1971-1974
    Dr. Nathan B. Gale, 1968-1971
    Dr. Wesley A. Young, 1966-1968

    Association of Zoos and Aquariums Accreditation

    Association of Zoos & Aquariums Logo

    The Los Angeles Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, visit the AZA website at www.aza.org.

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