Don Moore is a zoo-based animal behaviorist, wildlife biologist, and educator who has helped to renovate and manage several zoos in Olmsted parks across the United States, to train the next generation of conservation biologists, and to create conservation management plans for wild animals in nature, for over 30 years.
Dr. Moore currently leads Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Animal Care Sciences’ team of veterinarians, curators, keepers, nutritionists and animal behavior professionals, providing excellence in animal care and wellbeing for the zoo’s priceless living collection.
He previously worked for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS, NY) for 10 years as a curator, zoo director and co-chair of the Animal Enrichment Program prior to joining the Smithsonian Institution. He has also received several national and local awards for excellence in interpretation of natural history and wildlife behavior.
DR. Moore has a PhD from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School (1990), and received his Bachelors from SUNY/ESF.
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