Zoo Story: reinventing the american zoo

Zoo Story explores the past, present and future of North American zoos.  We trace the fascinating and little-known story of how zoos have evolved from places largely devoted to recreation with a secondary focus on science to centers for wildlife and habitat conservation as well as environmental education.  And we meet the animals and people who make zoos such special places.

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The Filmmakers

Rick Hills is a San Francisco attorney, real estate developer and Chairman of San Diego Zoo Global's Foundation Board with a lifetime of zoo experience.

Ron Blatman is a filmmaker with a background in real estate and local government. He was the Executive Producer for Saving the Bay.