Biology graduate named director of conservation center at Columbus Zoo

Rick Dietz '96, after more than 16 years at the Audubon Zoo and five years as general curator, was named director of The Wilds, nonprofit safari park and wildlife conservation center, located two hours east of Columbus, Ohio, and operated by the Columbus Zoo.  The Wilds has a staff of 200, covers nearly 10,000 acres, includes more than 100 lakes, and features rare and endangered species from Asia and Africa that roam in large herds on the property.  

Read more about Rick's success in this news article: http://www.nola.com/pets/index.ssf/2012/11/audubon_zoo_curator_heads_to_n.html

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