Giraffes, ostriches, warthog and zebra are not visible due to habitat construction.

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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Saturday, January 19

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Leaders & Experts

You’d be surprised how many individuals, talents and backgrounds it takes to run the Zoo! Zoo Atlanta employs an outstanding team of experienced professionals in a variety of departments. Check out brief reference bios below. For more information, please contact the Public Relations and Communications Department.

Meet The Experts

Hayley Murphy, DVM

Vice President of Animal Divisions

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Sam Rivera, DVM

Senior Director of Veterinary Services

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Kate Leach, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

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Jennifer Mickelberg, PhD

Vice President of Collections and Conservation

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James Ballance

Curator of Birds, Herpetology and Animal Ambassadors

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Kenn Harwood

Assistant Curator of Mammals

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Jodi Carrigan

Assistant Curator of Primates

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Robert Hill

Assistant Curator of Herpetology

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Joe Mendelson, PhD

Director of Research

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