2012 annual report
2012 at a glance
Photo: Kandace York
Member households 55,022
Inspiring others to join us
in caring for animals and
conserving the natural world.
Mary Ellen Pisanelli, president
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George (Chip) Hambro, secretary
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Letter from the executive director
Lawrence J. Burns, chairman
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Hon. Jack Zouhary
PO Box 140130 • Toledo, OH 43614-0130 • Phone 419.385.5721
Photo: Alex DeBeukelaer
In August, when I became executive director, I was
excited about the opportunity to lead such a great zoo.
This enthusiasm has only increased as I’ve gotten to know
On the pages that follow, you’ll read more about our
successes of the year, but I wanted to mention a few
achievements in particular.
New exhibits
The season started in a big way, when Tembo Trail opened
to enthusiastic May crowds of nearly 16,000 visitors in the
climate change symposium, our herpetologists were
making history on a gorge in Tanzania. They helped
reintroduce the critically endangered Kihansi spray toad
to its native habitat -- even after it had been declared
for elephants at the Toledo Zoo, and it’s considered one
of the nation’s best in terms of “high” (vertical) enrichment.
Our historic Aquarium closed in October for extensive
renovations, marking both an end and a beginning for
dent that, once you see the new Aquarium, you’ll agree
it was worth the wait. Fortunately, you’ll have Wild Walkabout in 2013, and Penguin Beach in 2014, to keep your
Zoo experience exceptional.
marked an exciting milestone in a decade-long journey.
AZA accreditation
Polar bear cubs
In September, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA) renewed the Zoo’s accreditation. These are credentials earned by fewer than 10 percent of the animal exhibitors licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In November, something else extraordinary happened;
twin polar bear cubs were born at the Zoo. These cubs
have a critical role as ambassadors for their wild counterparts. That’s because polar bears in the wild face grave
The achievement did not stop our year-round work.
Because education is an important part of our mission,
on these animals’ survival.
and open to the public. Attendees connected with Arctic
researchers, by videoconference, to understand what is
happening in our natural world.
2012 wasn’t complete without the Lights Before Christmas,
and we were thrilled with the all-time record turnout:
179,267 people in six short weeks. This phenomenal
community response enabled us to surpass our 2012
goals for both revenue and attendance.
Now is the time to help them. By decreasing our carbon
footprint, we can slow the warming of the atmosphere
the wild.
I invite you to join me and the rest of the Zoo team
in making this happen.
2012 AT A GLAN
Memberships 55,022
Veterinary care
The Zoo’s Veterinary Department ensures that the Zoo’s
animals stay healthy. Top-notch nutrition, quarantine of
incoming animals and preventive medicine are all big
parts of this program.
Croc docs
Imagine that you’re a doctor, but your patient isn’t exactly
thrilled to see you. More accurately, she’ll hurt you if she
gets the chance.
Her razor-sharp teeth can shred your skin and muscle even
when her mouth is closed, and just a “tap” from her thrashing tail can crack your ribs. Like the rest of her species, she’s
an expert at tricking you into thinking she’s asleep – until
she moves so fast there’s no hope for escape.
Meerkats depend on their vision to maneuver in their surroundings and
to spot their insect prey, so cataracts (a clouding of the lens in their eyes)
can have a big impact on their lives. Photo: Ty Photography
meerkats was able to move around and eat, something
had to be done.
explains, “but they don’t make those small enough
Welcome to veterinary care for slender-snouted crocodiles.
For everyone’s safety, this exam required calming medientered her enclosure.
In less than a half-hour, she was measured (98.25 inches
long) and weighed (146 pounds). A blood sample was drawn
to check her immune and organ functions and to record her
genetics with the Taxon Advisory Group (TAG). A tiny skin
biopsy was taken for cell preservation, and X-rays were taken
to rule out subclinical disease and foreign bodies.
Any time an animal is examined, there’s the chance of dison the exam results, Dr. Chris Hanley, the Zoo’s chief veteriany problems.”
In one year, the Zoo’s Veterinary
department coordinates:
1,600+ fecal tests
900+ exams and procedures
380+ in-house CBCs
(complete blood counts) for birds,
reptiles, amphibians and fish
330+ anesthesias
20+ biopsies
Follow-up care after the 2-hour surgery included giving
the animal eye drops to prevent infection and decrease
later. “His vision was vastly improved,” Dr. Hanley says.
Sedating an animal is sometimes safer for the animal and the humans.
In the case of the slender-snouted crocodile’s exam, the sedative did three
things: protect the humans; enable the team to get better data; and lower
the risk of injury to that delicate snout. Photo: Kandace York
Ultrasound-training Milenka
Your Zoo’s Animal Behavior team focuses on two areas
of animal care: training and enrichment.
This same slow, positive-reinforcement training helped
our female snow leopard, Milenka, learn to allow ultrasounds for her ongoing veterinary care.
Helping Kwisha stay
One of the tricky things, we learned, is that teaching her to
allow an ultrasound probe to touch her was the easy part.
The harder part? Getting enough ultrasound gel on that
very thick, dense coat to obtain good images.
In 2012, training played an important role in the care
of our silverback gorilla, Kwisha.
Apes – especially males – have a high incidence of heart
disease, and the Zoo works hard to be sure that Kwisha is
getting the care he needs to stay healthy.
This requires ultrasounds of his heart. But convincing a
450+ pound gorilla to lie immobile for a 30- to 40-minute
test is expecting too much.
After anesthetizing Kwisha for an initial echocardiogram,
behaviorist worked together to train the silverback to sit
still for brief follow-up ultrasounds.
The training was slow and measured, with an emphasis on
positive reinforcement. As a result, Kwisha learned to sit
up against the enclosure mesh, press his chest up against
the mesh, and allow a keeper to touch his chest with an
ultrasound probe while the vet monitored the test results.
For the birds
images of his heart using this technique.
Another part of extraordinary animal care is enrichment.
A well thought out enrichment
program can:
• provide animals with choices and
control over certain aspects of
their environment
• increase animal activity and exercise
• decrease stereotypical behavior
• improve breeding success and
conservation efforts
• increase visitor appreciation
Click here to learn how our bees provide
enrichment to our gorillas, orangutans,
and sloth bears.
Andean cock of the rock
Photo: Ellen Gorrell
By modifying or adding items to an animal’s environment,
we encourage them to make choices, exhibit natural
behaviors and stay more active (both physically and
In 2012, new enrichment in the Andean cocks-of-therocks’ exhibit encouraged these dazzling birds to use their
natural skills to investigate new situations and manipulate
objects to reach their food – much as they would need to
do in the wild.
Testing, 1, 2, 3 …
In 2012, we conducted a behaviorial study for our giraffes
so we could learn where they spend their time and how
they interact with the enrichment items we provide in
their multispecies Africa! exhibit.
This resulted in the creation of some new enrichment
objects, which we will re-evaluate in 2013.
Specimens on grounds
VIPs (very important primates)
The Zoo’s Primate Forest has a few more residents after a
year of successful births.
New species
In April, three ring-tailed lemurs were born
Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)
Four-toed hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris)
Southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus)
Spotted-necked otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps)
Zoo in 2011 from the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina; the father arrived on loan from Boston’s Zoo New
Species conservation status
African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) T*
Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) E*
Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) E*
Cape hunting dog (Lycaon pictus) E*
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) E *
Francois’ langur (Presbytis francoisi francoisi) E
Grey wolf (Canis lupus) E
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) T
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)*
Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus inornatus)*
Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) E*
Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)*
Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) E*
White-cheeked gibbon (Hylobates leucogenys) E*
E = listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
T = listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
SE = listed as endangered by the state of Ohio
ST = listed as threatened by the state of Ohio
* = protected by the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
In August, a female Francois’ langur was born. Fewer than
2,500 Francois’ langurs are estimated to survive in the
wild, with hunting and habitat loss contributing to their
status as endangered animals. The Toledo Zoo is one of
fewer than 20 institutions in the United States to exhibit
and breed this species.
The good news of 2012 wrapped up with the November
27 birth of a white-cheeked gibbon. This critically endangered species faces extinction in the wild. In southeast
Asia -- where gibbons spend all their lives in the trees of
tropical rainforests -- deforestation, hunting and poaching
threaten their survival. The species’ population numbers
continue to decline.
Camels return
A pair of dromedary camels moved into Tembo Trail
for the summer, next to the Zoo’s rhinos.
Camels have webbed feet (to avoid sinking in sand),
a double row of eyelashes to keep sand out of their
eyes, and the ability to go up to 17 days without
water; their hump is made of fat, which provides
water when metabolized.
Twin spotted-necked otter pups–one male and
one female– were born in October. Spotted-necked
otters are a new species for the Zoo; the pups’ parents
arrived in late spring for the opening of Tembo Trail.
This was one of the only births over the last three
to four years at zoos accredited by the Association
of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Baby white-cheeked gibbons are born a cream color; males darken,
while females stay light. Photo: Kandace York
Ice to meet you
On November 21 – the day before Thanksgiving -- twin
polar bear cubs
Encounter® to 13-year-old mother, Crystal.
“This is the fourth litter of polar bears the Zoo has had
since 2006,” Dr. Randi Meyerson, curator of mammals,
said. “I credit our success to high-quality animal care,
good temperaments and an outstanding facility.
When the Arctic Encounter® opened in 2000,
it was a state-of-the-art facility, and it still is.”
This image, captured from the monitoring camera in Crystal’s den,
The Zoo’s elephants moved into dynamic new quarters at Tembo
Trail, which has been ranked as one of the nation’s best elephant
exhibits in terms of its “vertical” enrichment. Photo: Lynn Lyons
Naked mole rats returned to public exhibit in 2012 with the
opening of Tembo Trail. Photo: R. Andrew Odum
2012 births
Francois’ langur (Presbytis francoisi francoisi)
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
White-cheeked gibbon (Hylobates leucogenys)
2012 2011 2010
Specimens on grounds
New species
Baer’s pochard (Aythya baeri)
Chinese merganser (Mergus squamatus)
Collared finch-billed bulbul (Spizixos semitorques)
Double-wattled cassowary (Casuarius casuarius)
Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Fawn-breasted bowerbird (Chlamydera cerviniventris)
Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus)
Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Superb bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba)
Species conservation status
Baer’s pochard (Aythya baeri )E
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) T ST
Bali/Rothschild’s mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi) E *
Chinese merganser (Mergus squamatus) E
Cuban Amazon parrot
(Amazona leucocephala leucocephala) E *
Golden conure (Aratinga guarouba) *
Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) E
Mauritius pink pigeon (Columba mayeri) E
Ostrich (Struthio camelus) *
Palawan peacock pheasant (Polyplectron emphanum) E
Swinhoe’s pheasant (Lophura swinhoii) E *
Waldrapp ibis (Geronticus eremita) E*
White-naped crane (Grus vipio)*
E = listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
T = listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
SE = listed as endangered by the state of Ohio
ST = listed as threatened by the state of Ohio
* = protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Blue-bellied roller
Photo: Kandace York
Kenya crested guineafowl chick. Photo: Sara Vorpahl
2012 hatchings
Beautiful fruit dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus)
Black crake (Amaurornis flavirostra)
Bleeding-heart dove (Gallicolumba luzonica)
Blue-bellied roller (Coracias cyanogaster)
Blue-capped cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephala)
Blue-faced parrot finch (Erythrura trichroa)
Blue-grey tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Bourke’s parrot (Neophema bourkii)
Common shama thrush (Copsychus malabaricus)
Crested wood partridge (Rollulus rouloul)
Cut-throat finch (Amadina fasciata)
Double-barred finch (Poephila bichenovii)
Double-striped thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus)
Egyptian plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)
Elegant crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans)
Emerald starling (Lamprotornis iris)
Golden white-eye (Cleptornis marchei)
Goldie’s lorikeet (Psitteuteles goldiei)
Gouldian finch (Chloebia gouldiae)
Green singing finch (Serinus mozambicus)
Guira cuckoo (Guria guria)
Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
Jambu fruit dove (Ptilinopus jambu)
Kenya crested guineafowl (Guttera pucherani)
Long-tailed finch (Poephila acuticauda)
Madagascar buttonquail (Turnix nigricollis)
Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles)
Pheasant pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis)
Pintail duck (Anas acuta)
Plum-headed finch (Aidemosyne modesta)
Red bishop (Euplectes orix)
Red siskin (Carduelis cucullata)
Red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)
Red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Red-crested finch (Coryphospingus cucullatus)
Ringed turtle dove (Streptopelia risoria)
Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Saipan bridled white-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus saypani)
Silver-beaked tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
Smew duck (Mergus albellus)
Snowy-headed robin chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)
Star finch (Neochmia ruficauda)
Turquoise tanager (Tangara mexicana)
White-breasted wood swallow (Artamus leucorhynchus amydrus)
White-collared kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
In 2012, the Zoo raised chicks from 35 species – matching
the earlier record set in 2007. With a total of 128 chicks to
choose from, it’s tough to pick just a few stories, but here
are a few highlights. Most of these hatchings were part of
Species Survival Plans (SSPs), which are collaborative management programs to maintain healthy, self-sustaining
populations that are both genetically diverse and demographically stable.
Red-billed leiothrix
chicks in 20 years.
Emerald starling
The Zo
May and June. In the wild, this colorful bird lives in the
open savanna and woodlands of western Africa, where
Masked lapwing
In July, three masked lapwing chicks hatched. This was
In their native Australia and New Guinea, masked lapwings
other species, and it’s led to some interesting behavior.
live in the forest underbrush of southeast Asia, from
Pakistan to China.
Blue-bellied rollers
In April, five blue-bellied roller chicks hatched in the
African Grasslands walk-through exhibit.
Five chicks are considered a big family for this species,
ster, curator of birds, says the coordinator of the Species
Survival Plan (SSP) for the species can’t recall another
time that so many chicks hatched and lived to leave
the same nest.
The adults are known for dramatic swooping defenses
against would-be predators. Robert Webster explains
that if this doesn’t work, one parent sometimes runs
away from the family, limping or even collapsing onto
the ground. “They feign wing injuries to lead perceived
predators away from their eggs or chicks.” This behavior
is similar to the distantly related killdeer of North America.
Kenya crested guinea
In July and August, 18 Kenya crested guineafowl hatched;
These chicken-sized birds are native to the woodland
and savanna habitats of sub-Saharan Africa. They’re
known for a piercing, rattling alarm call and, when
feeding, a soft chuckling sound.
Beautiful fruit dove
Photo: Ellen Gorrell
Masked lapwing
Photo: Sara Vorpahl
Specimens on grounds
2012 2011
4,114 3,855
New species
New species
Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)
Death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus)
Woma (Aspidites ramsayi)
Giant marine toad (Bufo marinus)
Golden poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis)
African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)
Species conservation status
Species conservation status
African slender-snouted crocodile
(Crocodylus cataphractus) E *
Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor) T
Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) E *
Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) E *
Dumeril’s ground boa (Acrantophis dumerili) *
Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi) T
Eastern massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) SE
Fiji Island banded iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus) E *
Madagascar ground boa (Acrantophis madagascariensis) *
Madagascar tree boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis) *
Mona Island boa (Epicrates monensis monensis) T
Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) ST
Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) SE
Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) E *
Virgin Islands boa (Epicrates monensis granti) E *
Woma (Aspidites ramsayi) *
Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) E
Cave salamander (Eurycea lucifuga) SE
Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis) SE
Green salamander (Aneides aeneus) SE
Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) E *
Kihansi spray toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis) E *
Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) E *
Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur) T
Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri) E
E = listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
T = listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
SE = listed as endangered by the state of Ohio
ST = listed as threatened by the state of Ohio
* = protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Allison’s anole (Anolis allisoni)
Blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys)
Desert grassland whiptail (Aspidoscelis uniparens)
Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)
Green crested basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons)
Henkel’s leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus henkeli)
Midland painted turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata)
E = listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
T = listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
SE = listed as endangered by the state of Ohio
ST = listed as threatened by the state of Ohio
* = protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates azureus)
Cave salamander (Eurycea lucifuga)
Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis)
Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)
Green and black poison dart frog (Dendrobates auratus)
Green salamander (Aneides aeneus)
Kihansi spray toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis)
Lemur tree frog (Hylomantis lemur)
Mud salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)
Northern banana salamander (Bolitoglossa rufescens)
Painted frog (Atelopus varius)
Palm salamander (Bolitoglossa nympha)
Three-lined salamander (Eurycea longicauda)
Two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata)
Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri)
Kihansi spray toads return!
In October, Toledo Zoo biologists, working with national
and international conservation partners, released more
than 2,000 Kihansi spray toads to their native habitat in
In Ohio, the green salamander is
listed as state-endangered, primarily
due to the scarcity of its preferred
habitat of sandstone and limestone
outcrops sheltered by the cool
shade of mature hardwood forests.
Photo: Tim Herman
in the wild. The autumn reintroduction followed a “soft
release” earlier in the summer, when 48 toads were
released into four enclosures in the gorge. The enclosures
enabled biologists to monitor the animals and determine
whether releasing more toads into their native habitat had
a realistic chance of success.
Although risks certainly exist, the prognosis of the toads’
long-term survival is encouraging. Biologists will continue
monitoring the toads to determine the extent of assistance needed in the future.
A death adder was one of the Australian species that arrived during 2012.
Photo: R. Andrew Odum
The Toledo Zoo continues to maintain an assurance population for the toads in its Amazing Amphibians exhibit,
where visitors have been able to see the animals and
releasing additional numbers of toads into Kihansi Gorge
species in the wild.
Salamander success continues
Salamander populations are under huge pressure from
habitat destruction and pollution. This is why your Zoo
is working hard to develop husbandry techniques that
maintain salamanders in a zoo environment to prevent
their extinction.
We’re having great success with green salamanders, midland mud salamanders and more – get the details in the
Conservation segment on pages 13 and 14.
The last few months of 2012 were spent renovating part
of the Reptile House into a crocodile solarium for a huge
saltwater crocodile, scheduled to arrive in 2013 for the
Zoo’s upcoming Australia-themed Wild Walkabout exhibit,
presented by Mercy.
Renovation of the historic Reptile House’s
crocodile solarium started in late 2012
and was scheduled to be completed
Photo: R. Andrew Odum
The plans called for a spacious 1,250-square-foot, temperature-controlled exhibit featuring a 6-foot-deep,
18,000-gallon pool; a heated “beach” for basking; and
rays of the sun to pass through.
Specimens on grounds
Specimens on grounds
New fish species
New invertebrate species
Leopard danio (Danio frankei)
Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii)
Xiphophorus maculatus)
Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus)
Macropodus opercularis)
Peppermint shrimp (Lysmata wurdemani)
Camel shrimp (Rhynochocinetes durbanensis)
Leaf coral (Montipora aequituberculata)*
Foliate lettuce coral (Montipora foliosa)*
Orange Montipora coral (Montipora setosa)*
Plate coral (Montipora stellatus)*
Green cactus coral (Pavona maldivensis)*
Cup coral (Turbinaria peltata)*
Gold cup coral (Turbinaria reniformis)*
Species conservation status
Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) SE
Shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) SE
Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus) E *
E = listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
T = listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
SE = listed as endangered by the state of Ohio
ST = listed as threatened by the state of Ohio
* = protected by the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Xiphophorus maculatus)
Lake Victoria cichlids (Haplochromis piceatus)
Species conservation status
Mitchell’s satyr (Neonympha mitchellii) E SE
Lycaeides melissa samuelis) E SE
E = listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
T = listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
SE = listed as endangered by the state of Ohio
ST = listed as threatened by the state of Ohio
* = protected by the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Leaf insect (Phyllium giganteus)
Flower beetle (Eudicella sp.)
Giant spiny insect (Extatosoma tiaratum)
Jungle nymph (Heteropteryx dilatata)
Rose anemone (Entacmeaea quadricolor)
Moon jelly (Aurelia aurita)
Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
Aquarium closes for renovations
On October 1, 2012, the Aquarium closed for extensive
of 2015.
In August, a Bon Voyage event gave visitors an opportunity to enjoy this historic space one last time. A shark
feed, presentations about the new Aquarium and family
activities rounded out the day.
Laurie Dixon, one of the Zoo’s aquarists, administers a sedative to a tarpon
in preparation for its move to a new home. Photo: Kandace York
Renovations will preserve the building’s historic exterior
and focus on visitors’ experiences inside. Many materials
from the current Aquarium will be used in the new Aquarium, from the heavy oak doors to selected holding tanks.
Materials which could not be used in the new Aquarium
have been reused as much as possible, Jay Hemdal, cuing equipment that is surplus for us, but valued for them.”
Rehoming 1,000 fish
One of the big questions about the renovation was
what the Zoo would do with its aquatic animals.
site and then move them over to the new Aquarium.
“It would have cost an estimated $1.2 million to house
all our animals until the new Aquarium opened,” Jay
says, “versus $350,000 to acquire new animals.”
Temporary quarters
for some animals
to other aquariums. The remaining animals moved to
Photo: Kandace York
This area provides extra space for incoming animals as
well as for the few that are staying. Although the new
quarters during the last half of 2014.
Starting the move-in this early enables proper quarantining, Jay says, to be sure the animals are healthy and
comfortable in their new space when the Aquarium
reopens to the public.
Work continues
In 2012, 42 Victorian piceatus cichlids hatched at the
are native to Africa’s Lake Victoria, and the Zoo participates in a Species Survival Plan (SSP) for the species.
The Zoo’s coral propagation system moved to the
temporary holding quarters, too, so no time is lost
in this important process.
Blueline angel
Photo: Jay Hemdal
Your Zoo helps the species of many of the animal ambassadors who live here at the Zoo, and 2012 was a year of
ing of two of Ohio’s rarest amphibians, the green salamanmonitor Lake Erie water snakes also continue.
reintroduce more than 2,000 Kihansi
spray toads to Tanzania’s Kihansi Gorge. This marks a huge
milestone in a decade-long project to help this tiny amphibian, which was declared extinct in the wild and had
not been seen in the wild since 2004.
Through support of the South African Foundation for the
Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), we’ve helped
rear and release to the wild 2,000+ African penguin chicks.
other threats to cheetahs, African elephants and western
lowland gorillas.
In the Dominican Republic , we helped endangered tree
frogs by constructing a breeding facility at the national
zoo in Santo Domingo , and in Guatemala, we helped
rediscover several species of Guatemalan salamanders not
seen in decades.
We continue to work with the U.S. Navy at Naval Station
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to conserve Cuban boa and Cuban
rock iguanas. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, we continue to
work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve
the endangered boas of Isla Mona, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
The endemic birds of the Northern Mariana Islands in the
In Thailand, our support of the Hornbill Research Foundation is reducing poaching of nesting rhinoceros hornbills,
while in the Primorsky Krai region of eastern Russia, we’re
working to decrease poaching of Amur tigers.
dove, golden white-eye, bridled white-eye and Mariana
fruit dove.
human threats and increase critical rainforest habitat for
orangutans. In India, we’re helping sloth bears by empowering indigenous people to choose livelihoods that do not
rely on poaching bear cubs to become performing bears.
Our critical involvement with the Marianas Avifauna Conservation program helps save these beautiful birds from
the brown tree snakes that were introduced to the Northern Marianas Islands some time in the 1940s and 1950s.
Conservation Today is a donor-funded program.
Learn more at toledozoo.org/conservation.
Asia, Europe and North America
polar bears, who face profound challenges as climate
The Americas
Locally, we’re raising Karner blue and Mitchell’s satyr butreleasing
them in carefully chosen habitats in western Lucas County
and southern Michigan. In 2012 we also helped Michigan populations of Great Lakes piping plover birds by
hand-rearing chicks from abandoned nests and releasing
them to the wild.
Photo: Candee Ellsworth
Conservation Today
Conservation Today provides funding for the Zoo’s
conservation-focused projects.
The Zoo welcomes Conservation Today gifts of every
denomination and acknowledges individuals and
organizations for their gifts of $100 or more in 2012.
The colorful midland mud salamander
is native to Ohio, and in 2012 it
reproduced off-exhibit in the Zoo’s
Amazing Amphibians exhibit.
Photo: Tim Herman
$1,000 and above
Drs. Anne Baker and Robert Lacy
Steven and Caren Lefevre
Dr. George Rabb
$500 to $999
Ms. Mary F. Gerken
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Libbe
Mr. and Mrs. Don Mewhort III
Ms. Patricia L. Neuhart
Toft Dairy, Inc.
Mr. Charles E. Williams
$250 to $499
Ms. Helen M. Bewick
Mr. Erich J. Hunker
Thomas and Margaret Sheehan
$100 to $249
Drs. John and Sallie Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bonner
Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Brockman
John and Donna Efroymson
Rick and Martha Fansler
James and Linda Funk
Philip and Anne Gaines
Ms. Suzanne M. Gartz
Robert Girard and Larisa Traill
John and Faye Jaeger
John Jakubik and Betsy Bouton
Drs. Mary Z. and Kent J. Johnson
Barry Johnson and Dana Wilcox
Mrs. Jacqueline D. Keim
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Kowalski
Lee and Bette Kreuz
Ms. Mary Ann Mueller
Ralph and Dawn Mullinger
Ms. Sally J. Pirolli
Ms. Robin L. Prettyman
Kenneth and Anne Rice
Sharon Simmons and Ron Coffman
Randall and Linda Wangler
Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Webb
R. Andrew Odum prepares to reintroduce
Kihansi spray toads to their native habitat.
Photo: R. Andrew Odum
Kihansi spray toad
Photo: R. Andrew Odum
2012 Education programs
2,822 Head Start children and their families –
exceeding expectations.
Our Education programs reached
229,084 people in 2012.
Programs included:
Interpretive talks & feeds
(behind-the-scenes tours, Nature’s Neighborhood shows/demos)
School programs
Community programs
Public programs
(Zoo Snoozes, camps and classes)
Preschool on-site at the Zoo
PNC Grow Up Great program
Teacher professional development
Steve Oswanski, manager of Nature’s Neighborhood, says it’s
about more than numbers, though. “We have found awesome
changes in behavior through extensive evaluation. In the end
of the second year, we have found teachers changing their
practices in the classroom to best include natural science, and
students have shown increased interest in engaging nature.”
Science Days continue
demand, gave young Zoo visitors a chance to connect with
the fun side of science. Four Science Days covered everything
from forest exploring and paper airplane physics to food
Zoo admission, through the generosity of BP-Husky
Learn more at toledozoo.org/education.
The Zoo provided 28,264 Lucas
County participants with 800+
free programs in 2012.
Climate change symposium
In October, the Zoo hosted a climate change symposium, free
and open to the public. It drew more than 300 people, including 150+ middle and high school teachers and students.
Preschool moves
to Museum of Science
The 2011-2012 school year was the last year the Zoo’s
preschool program was located in the historic Aquarium.
The Aquarium’s closure for renovations required the preschool
to relocate to a newly refurbished classroom in the Museum of
while continuing the dynamic nature-based curriculum that
blends traditional readiness learning with all the early learning
content standards for the state of Ohio.
and presenters, from professors and curators to researchers
and educators.
A highlight of the symposium was an interactive
video-conference with Arctic scientists, direct from their tundra buggy in polar bear habitat.
Growing up great
Three great organizations – the Zoo, Head Start and the PNC
Foundation – joined forces in 2010 to launch a new program,
Learn through Play, that promotes school readiness through
nature play and animal appreciation.
Photo: Kandace York
for KIDS
The support of these generous companies
in 2012 enabled more than 4,000 children
to experience the Zoo in a way that they
would not otherwise be able.
Companies for Kids is one of the many ways the Toledo
Zoo helps forge a connection between people and nature.
This corporate membership program supports the
Zoo’s educational programs, including outreach, ongrounds classes, animal demos and Discovery Boxes.
It also supports the Zoo’s Disadvantaged Children’s
Fund, enabling underprivileged and disabled youth
to experience a Zoo visit.
By working together, we’re creating an appetite for
all through their lives.
Learn more at toledozoo.org/donate.
We thank our corporate sponsors for
generous gifts to the Companies for Kids
program in 2012.
Herd of Elephants
School of Hippos
Dana Corporation Foundation
Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.
Family of Gorillas
The Andersons
Buckeye CableSystem
La-Z-Boy Foundation
Pride of Lions
The Art Iron Foundation
Marshall & Melhorn, LLC
Norfolk Southern Foundation
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Taylor Automotive Family
Pack of Wolves
Betco Corporation
Brooks Insurance Agency, Inc./
Dennis & Sheila Johnson
Eastman & Smith Ltd.
Ernst & Young
Findley Davies, Inc.
Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo
I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 8
Impact Products LLC
Jerl Machine, Inc.
Mail It Corporation
Phoenix Technologies International, LLC
Savage and Associates/Phil Johnson
Tri-State Expedited Services
UAW Local 2021
Flock of Penguins
Binkelman Corporation
Carpenters Local Union 351
Connelly, Jackson & Collier LLP
Cooper & Kowalski
dimech services, inc.
Fifth Third Bank
A young visitor interacts with one of the
Zoo’s biofacts. Photo: Kandace York
Franklin Park Lincoln, Inc.
Genoa Bank
Hylant Group
JDRM Engineering, Inc.
Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd.
Kuhlman Corporation
L.A.W.S. Local 2320
Lee Terry Holdings, LLC
Lunch Ladies
Mary Ellen Pisanelli
Meyer Hill Lynch Corp.
OmniSource Corporation
Ralphie’s Sports Eatery
Sam Okun Produce Company
Sperling Heating & Ventilating Company, Inc.
Structural Design Systems
Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care, Inc.
Toledo Fence & Supply Co.
TTI Maumee Equipment, Inc.
Tru To Form
Turner & Turner Family Dentistry Inc.
UAW Local 12 - Johnson Controls
UAW Local 2075
UAW Regional CAP Council
Waterford Bank, N.A.
Wilkinson FundRaising Imprinted Sportswear
Whether it’s a couple getting away for a Vineyard
Adventure date night or grandparents dressing up
the little ones for Pumpkin Path, the Toledo Zoo is
the place to be.
Support from our members, visitors, Lucas County
one of the world’s most complete zoos, plus
intriguing events all year long.
Weddings, wine and more
Forty-three couples held wedding ceremonies at the
Zoo in 2012, choosing venues that ranged from the
beautiful Formal Gardens to the historic Indoor Theatre.
Other events drew adults to the Zoo as well, starting
with Vineyard Adventures outings of exotic wines and
live entertainment among historic buildings and incredible animals. In the fall, Zoo Brew
Africa! exhibit.
Photo: Ty Photography
Oriental lily Photo: Alan Donges
An event-full year
Continuing a strong second year, the Watch It Grow Garden
Tour Series drew more than 200 gardeners to “insiders’
tours” of the Zoo’s beautiful gardens, starting in the spring
and running all season long.
Of course, the May 18 opening of Tembo Trail was huge,
drawing nearly 16,000 visitors during Opening Weekend.
This exhibit blends extraordinary animal care with extraordinary visitor experiences!
More than 28,000 people attended performances at
the Zoo’s historic Amphitheatre as part of its Summer
Concert Series. From multi-platinum singer/songwriter
Sarah McLachlan to Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band, the
adults alike. Classical music enthusiasts cheered when,
after a one-year hiatus, the Toledo Symphony’s Music
under the Stars returned with six Sunday evening
performances. Toledo-area music lovers have cherished
these free concerts since they began at the Zoo more
than 50 years ago.
Lights Before Christmas
Photo: Casey Cook
ing, great indoor entertainment and Cabin Fever Feeds.
Remarkably warm weather drove us to open the African
Animal Carousel and Safari Railway weeks earlier than
usual, and visitors enjoyed the taste of summer.
Our Teddy Bear Care Fair continued to be popular with
We partnered with the Toledo Area Humane Society to
visitors lined up early to watch Zoo animals discover
Easter-themed enrichment items (hand-crafted by
Louie’s birthday, marking the ninth birthday of our African
bull elephant, was a big event, as always, with a 40-pound
cake and presents of ponderous proportions. Soon after,
Cinco de Mayo celebrated the diverse heritage of Mexico,
and Around the World celebrated the diversity of animals
and human cultures.
ties for families to participate in brunches, barbecues
and more.
grandparents (when accompanied by at least one adorable
grandchild), and our Day of Honor recognized the soldiers,
In September, visitors celebrated when the Amur tiger
cubs, Viktor and Talya, turned one year old. The day includwith tasty treats.
Senior Discovery Days throughout September and October
drew the 60+ age group for personalized tours and activities. But we weren’t forgetting the younger crowd; Fall
Fur All, Little Boo, Pumpkin Path and Jumping Pumpkins
rounded out our fall events.
A total of 179,267 visitors came to the Zoo for the Lights
Before Christmas – an all-time record since it started in
1986. Dynamic new Winter Playland attractions, including
a giant rocking horse and a walk-in snow globe, combined
with over a million lights to draw people from surrounding
states to this “electrical spectacle.”
Noon Year’s Eve wrapped up the year with all the fun of
midnight, 12 hours early. This is primarily a children’s event,
but many adults tell us it’s how they like to spend the last
day of the year, too.
We couldn’t agree more, and we thank you for making
it all possible.
Learn more at toledozoo.org/events.
Fundraising events raised
$360,000 in 2012:
Dart Frog Dash (May)
ZOOtoDO (June)
Rock N Roar (August)
Feast with the Beasts (August)
MaskZOOrade (October)
All year long, the Toledo Zoo brings people together
to help ensure the success of the Zoo’s mission –
inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and
conserving the natural world. Proceeds from our
Our Dart Frog Dash in May was a fast start. This
5K race/walk attracted a record 2,000 participants
(beating last year’s record of 1,900 participants) and
is considered one of the area’s top runs. Dart Frog
Dash raised $27,000 for Zoo operations.
ZOOtoDO, attracted 1,600 guests. This sophisticated
of live music on multiple stages. ZOOtoDO raised
$200,000 for community outreach, educational
opportunities and state-of-the-art exhibits.
It truly is a Party with a Purpose.
Event and program sponsors
Thank you for bringing extraordinary ideas to life.
Lead sponsors
Corner Dental
Taylor Automotive Family
The Andersons
Yark Automotive Group
Major sponsors
ProMedica Health System
Zoro Tools
Supporting sponsors
Buckeye CableSystem
Giant Eagle
Health Care REIT
Mass Mutual Financial Group
Owens Corning
Rock N Roar, in early August, created a wild night for
party people. At the Africa! Overlook, two bands and
one DJ on three stages belted out everything from
70s and 80s music to Top 40 hits and classics from
the 90s. This sold-out party drew 1,600 guests and
raised $61,000 for Zoo operations.
A few weeks later, a record 140 guests came to Feast
with the Beasts to enjoy a gourmet dinner at the
Beastro, stroll through Tembo Trail and see exclusive
animal demonstrations at an after-hours Zoo. This
event raised $57,000 and supported the continued
development of Zoo programs and exhibits.
Wrapping up the season in October, adults unmasked their wild side at MaskZOOrade, back
after an 8-year hiatus. This event raised $15,000 by
delivering a hauntingly good time for 400 guests
with monstrous costumes, spirited dance music and
spooky décor.
Doug and Tiger Andrews enjoy the festivities at ZOOtoDO,
which in 2012 honored the elephants of Tembo Trail.
Photo: Andi Norman
Just as the bold silverback gorilla defends and provides
for his family, the Zoo’s Silverback Society members
help preserve and protect one of the community’s
most important family institutions. These individuals
generously provide for the future of the Toledo Zoo
life insurance policy, trust or annuity.
Learn more toledozoo.org/silverback.
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Ms. Carol Ann Allen
Barbara Apanaitis, Ph.D
Mrs. Helen I. Apanaitis*
Ms. Fran Bachar*
Ms. Margaret C. Berkhousen
Jamie and Ellen Black
Ms. Rae Ann Boerger*
James* and Barbara* Boggs
Mr. James A. Boldt
Mr. Terry L. Bossert
William Bradish and
Christine McMahon-Bradish
Mr. Doug Brehm
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brown
Ms. Joan Uhl Browne
Mr. Samuel G. Carson*
Joseph and Judith Conda
Ms. Susan Conda
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Conrad
Dr. Marjorie E. Conrad, M.D.
Mrs. Audrey Covington
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. William V. A. Dennler
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dew
Mr. Leonard Drake*
Mr. and Mrs. George Eistetter
Ms. Lesley Eistetter
Dr. and Mrs. Gregor Emmert
Mr. Charles B. Fangboner
Mr. and Mrs. John Fedderke
Mr. Daniel P. Finkel
Ms. Elizabeth Foley
James and Mary Foote
Patricia A. Fravel
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gartz
Dwight and Esther* Gartz
Ms. Suzanne M. Gartz
Ms. Barbara Gill
Ms. Judith B. Gottlieb
Dr. Sandra D. Gottwald
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hadley
Mr. Gene Hagedorn
Mr. Fredrick Hakius
Ms. Linda Hardenbrook
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Hartman
Kae and Gary Heil
Ms. Shelby Huston
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Imo
Thomas and Elaine Kaiser
Edward and Kathy Kitchen
Arthur* and Mary Frances* Klein
Mr. and Mrs. James Kline
John* and Ruth Kolvas
Ms. Darlene Kosar
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kreuz
Mrs. Marilyn Krueger
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kunze
Ms. Dawn M. Lucas
Ms. Lynn E. Lyons
Mrs. Paula J. Massey
Mike and Sandi McCown
John and Donna McLean
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Kridler Meloy*
Rev. John Meloy
Michael Meyers
Lorraine Meyers
Betty Miller* and Lee Bynum*
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morse
Garrett and Rae Neice
Richard and Cheryl O’Connor
Mr. Jonathan F. Orser
Mrs. Isabel Perry
Mrs. Helen J. Petee
Ms. Mary Ellen Pisanelli
Mr. Stan Polak
Mrs. Dorothy MacKenzie Price
Ms. Janet L. Putney-Ludwig
Dr. and Mrs. Suresh Ramnath
Mr. David J. Rasik
Mrs. Edith Rathbun
Bill* and Jean* Rhodes
Photo: Katie Kimble
Ms. Donna M. Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rueter
Fred* and Marjory Schick
A. Jackson and Sally Smith
Mr. Olan D. Snavely
Mr. Alvin Stoll*
Miss Arlyne Stoll*
Norman* and Marion* Strunk
Louis* and Rose Thomson
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Venda
Joe and Cheryl Walker
Dr. and Mrs. F. Michael Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Warner
Mrs. Jane Watson*
Ms. Laurie C. Weiss
Ms. Amy F. Wexler
Dr. Robert F.Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wordelman
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Yarder
Mr. and Mrs. Tom S. Ziems
Mrs. Dorothy Zurheide*
* deceased
As of December 31, 2012
Zoo PALs
Zoo PALs are Proud Animal Lovers who help support
their favorite Zoo animals.
More than 1,200 donors – including individuals, families
and organizations – supported the Zoo PAL program in
2012, generating more than $100,000 for the care and
feeding of Zoo animals. The annual Zoo PAL Night, when
donors visit the Zoo after hours to learn more about their
sive attendance of more than 2,000 people.
The Tembo Trail promotion, featuring Lucas the elephant
and the other animals of Tembo Trail, was very successful
and generated nearly 400 donors. Our 2013 promotion will feature the Zoo’s twin polar bear cubs and the
animals of Wild Walkabout; we’re looking forward to
another great program year!
Learn more at toledozoo.org/zoopal.
Photo: Lynn Lyons
Zoo PAL donors contributing $200 or more in 2012
Addison Elementary School - 2nd Grade
Apple Tree Nursery School
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ard
Drs. Amir and Augusta Askari
Mr. and Mrs. William Baden
Ms. Sheree L. Bargabos
Mrs. Julie A. Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Beisser
Ms. Helen M. Bewick
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bitter
Mr. Richard H. Bitter
Ms. July L. Blattert
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery L. Bodeman
Mrs. G. Edward Bodette
Ms. Shirley M. Bodi
The Employees of
BP Husky – Toledo Refining LLC
Ms. Carole A. Bradford
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brady, Jr.
Ms. Mable A. Bridgman
Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Brockman
Mr. and Mrs. William N. Bundy
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Burke
Benjamin Cadigan
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Carr
Clark Street United Methodist Church
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Colturi
Columbia Middle School Transitions Class 2012
Dr. Ramona Cormier
Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Deeds
Ms. Andrea M. DeIorio
Mr. Bruce Denman and Ms. Barbe Fisher
Dr. and Mrs. David Doris
Drs. Sean and Juli Drake
Ms. Terrill Dunlap
Ms. Barbara D. Eddy
Ms. Rose E. Edson
Drs. Milo and Cynthia Engoren
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Feldmeier
First St. John Dayschool
Mr. Darrell Fox
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gibbons
Dr. Mary Gombash and Mr. Bud Crosby
Dr. Sandra D. Gottwald
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Grant
Mr. and Mrs. Jason C. Gribble
Mr. William J. Grover
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Haas
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Hacker
Mr. John Hadley and Ms. Susan Metzger
Mr. Gene F. Hagedorn
Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Hammond
Mrs. Robert N. Hanna
Harbor (Formerly Harbor Behavioral Healthcare)
Mr. Gary L. Harder
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Harper
Mr. and Mrs. David O. Hart
Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Hauck
Mrs. Sandi Hawk
Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Hlavaty
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hofman
Miss Joyce C. Hojnicki
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Huber
Mr. William R. Hylan
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Imo
Drs. Mary Z. and Kent J. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones
Ms. Tina Jones and Mr. David Haslam
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kaiser
Ms. Linda Kaplin
Mrs. Jacqueline D. Keim
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. King
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Kirian
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Kitchen
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory E. Knitz
Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Koevenig
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kreuz
Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Krueger
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Kudla
Mrs. Darlene Kujawa
Ms. Jo Ann Kunich
The Woodrow Kurtz Family
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Land
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lapp
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Lawniczak
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Leupp
Mrs. James A. Lower
Ms. Lynn E. Lyons
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Maloney
Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCown
Dr. and Mrs. Roger J. McNichols
Mr. and Mrs. Don Mewhort III
Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Mockensturm
Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Moline
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moore
Morenci Middle School –
Jr. Volunteer Club
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morse
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Morstadt
Ms. Dawn Mullinger
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nagy, Sr.
Kenneth and Diane Naus
Ms. Nancy A. Neeper
Ms. Patricia L. Neuhart
Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Neill
Dr. Joan M. Ockuly
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Olsen
Mr. Jonathan F. Orser
Ottawa River Elementary School PTO
Ms. A. Jean Palmisano
Ms. Linda Pesonen
Pilot Club of Greater Toledo
Ms. Mary Ellen Pisanelli
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Plonka
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Poetzinger
Ms. Robin L. Prettyman
Mrs. Ann Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Reavis
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Remy
Reynolds Corners Rotary Club
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Rice
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Robinson
Mr. Zach Roggenkamp and
Ms. Chrissy Roche
Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ryno
Mr. Robert A. Schaefer
Mr. Dennis Schmedlen
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Schoonover
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Schwemmin
Ms. Christine M. Seferian
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Seifert
Seitz Middle School – ECO HOPE
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smigelski
Mr. and Mrs. A. Jackson Smith
Ms. Patricia Smolinski
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smyrski
Ms. Eleanor Sonntag
Mr. and Mrs. Scott R. Sorg
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Strauss
Mr. Steve Strauss and Ms. Jeanette Clute
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Swigart
Ms. Betty Tecco
Thomson Reuters
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tippenhauer
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Torok III
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Trautlein
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Tussing
Dr. and Mrs. Rick Vandemark
Ms. Terry G. VanKoughnet
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Verb
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony T. Wadsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wakeman
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Whitcomb III
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory M. Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Witzburg
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Wolfe
Mrs. Donna Wollenslegel
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Woodmancy
Mr. and Mrs. Cyril C. Yonov
Mr. Michael Zwiezynski
President’s Circle
Along with our 55,000 members who generously support the
Zoo each year, we thank the members of our President’s Circle
for their leadership support.
Circle members enjoy guest privileges, unlimited Lights Before
Christmas admission, special invitations to group events, donor
tour opportunities (for Gold Circle members and above), and
on-grounds recognition of their generosity.
Learn more about this rewarding program at
Conservator’s Circle
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Chapman III
Mr. and Mrs. George Jones III
Mrs. Dorothy MacKenzie Price
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Metzger
Mr. Jonathan F. Orser
Ms. Mary Ellen Pisanelli
Platinum Circle
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Baither
Mr. John Bearss and Mrs. Julia
Dr. and Mrs. G. Mark Burton
Ms. Dianne Cooper and
Ms. Heather Cooper
Dave and Mary Glowacki
Ms. Sandra M. Hylant
Ms. Lynn E. Lyons
Ms. Holly E. Metzger
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spetka
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Sutton
Diamond Circle
Mr. and Mrs. Darryl F. Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Anderson
Mrs. Thomas H. Anderson
Drs. Anne Baker and Robert Lacy
Mr. and Mrs. Joel S. Beren
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brady, Jr.
Mr. and Dr. Christopher M. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Bucher
Mr. Dennis Burzynski
Dr. Candilee Butler
Dr. and Mrs. Paul V. Daverio
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. DeBoer
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dilley
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Dreps
July’s Zoo donor tour featured the Zoo’s big cats: cheetahs, lions, snow leopards and Siegfried & Roy’s White
Lions (pictured here).
Photo: Kandace York
Dr. and Mrs. A. Willard Emch
Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Finkel
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Flasck
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Foote
Jim and Sally Friend
Dr. Mary Gombash and
Mr. Bud Crosby
Mr. and Mrs. George Hambro
Mr. and Mrs. Gene M. Hardy
Ms. Pamela S. Hershberger
Ms. Jeannie Y. Hylant
Mr. and Mrs. Zac Isaac
Mr. and Mrs. Justice G. Johnson, Jr.
Mr. Brent Karchner
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Kearns
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Klimek
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kline
Gary Whitacre and Bonnie Rankin
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Reed
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rosenberg
Mr. Robert A. Schaefer
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Strauss
Drs. Gerald and Karen Striph
Mr. and Mrs. John Szuch
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Tasker
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tiettmeyer
Mrs. Christine Turnbull
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Waugh
Mrs. David K. Welles
Ms. Catherine S. Witker
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Zerby IV
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Scott Ziems
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Kortier
Mr. Daniel Kory and Ms. Elaine
Mr. Alan Kruser and Mr. Michael
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Libbe
Mr. and Mrs. John Maher
Megan Manahan and Russ Hurford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Maxwell
Mr. Glenn McGinley and
Ms. Kelley Kulevich
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Meier
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip S. Mintun
Ms. Patricia L. Neuhart
Mr. and Mrs. George V. Oravecz
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Ormond
Patricia and Cathy Packo
Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Peterson
Dr. and Mrs. Garth Phibbs
Mrs. Linda A. Phillips
Mrs. Marna and Dr. Suresh
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley R. Apple
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Appold
Gold Circle
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Bennett
Ms. Helen M. Bewick
Sally and Emily Binard
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Black
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Blumer
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bollin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bonner
Mrs. Konni Bostleman
Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Boyer
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bradish
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Brasie
Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Brockman
Steve and Cyndy Brookover
Mr. and Mrs. James Buerk
Mr. and Mrs. David Bugoci
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Brubaker
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Burke
Drs. Earl and Thurid Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Carroll
Mr. William Chapman
Dr. and Mrs. Riaz N. Chaudhary
Ms. Patricia A. Church
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Clegg
Mr. and Mrs. Scott R. Cline
Dr. and Mrs. Chris Cooper
Mr. Eric S. Coppock
Mr. and Mrs. C C. Covrett
Mr. Frank W. Cubbon, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M.
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Jon B. Dove
Mr. Edwin F. Durivage
Ms. Suzanne R. Ehrmin
Mr. Mark Elsea and
Ms. Niki Elsea
Dr. and Mrs. Gregor
Emmert, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron England
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Epstein
Mr. William M. Fairhurst
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Farber
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fenton
Ms. Patricia A. Fravel
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Frick
Ms. Linda S. Garrison
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B.
Geiger, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Glowacki
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gosline
Dr. Robert A. Haaf
Mr. John Hadley and
Ms. Susan Metzger
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hammer
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hanley
Ms. Jean C. Harler
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Hauck
Kent and Susan Herrick
President’s Circle, continued
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hoff
Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Holewinski
Catherine Hoolahan and
Gordon Capshaw
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Horns
Mr. and Mrs. David V. Horvath
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Howell
Dr. and Mrs. David W. Hunter
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Jeffrey
Drs. Mary Z. and Kent J.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Johnson
Ms. Marjorie Z. Kaplin
Mrs. Rita B. Kern
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Kemp
Mr. and Mrs. Willis E. Kieninger
Dr. and Mrs. Allan B. Kirsner
Mr. and Mrs. David P. Koenig
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Kunze
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lang
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Lange
Mr. and Mrs. Emory F. Lasseter
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle R. Latham
Mr. and Mrs. Richard G.
LaValley, Jr.
Harold and Carol Leupp
Mr. and Mrs. Joel A. Levine
Mr. Glenn Lipscomb and
Ms. Jan Hartley
Mr. and Mrs. Les Lipski
Mr. and Mrs. William Locke, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Logan
Kaydee Longnecker and
Darren Reebel
Mr. Bernard Lopinski
Mrs. James A. Lower
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Luscombe
Mr. Anthony J. Lyons
Ms. Christine Mabrey
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Maher
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J.
Dr. and Mrs. John McBride
Dr. Patrick and Kelly McCabe
Mr. and Mrs. George F.
McKisson, Jr.
Dr. Mark and Ms. Maureen McQuillan
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Mechling
Mr. and Mrs. Don Mewhort III
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.
Montgomery, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Moor
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morse
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mulvaney
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Munk
Mr. and Mrs. Kris Murphy
Mr. Alan Newell and
Ms. Heidi Schultz
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Palmer
Mr. and Mrs. Ronan Ott
Curt and Pat Pulcini
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Remy
Ms. Lois E. Rickert
Ms. Glenda E. Ried
Mr. and Mrs. Richard
G. Robert and Patricia Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rupp
Mr. and Mrs. Joel J. Rupp
Dr. Elizabeth S. Ruppert
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Ruvolo
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ryno
Dr. and Mrs. James E. Sander
Kay Saxby
Mrs. Rubena Schaffer
Ms. Connie and Ms. Helen Schepflin
Mrs. Barbara Schlatter
Mr. Dennis Schmedlen
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Schmidt
Dr. and Mrs. John L. Schwartz
Mr. Pete Scully and Dr. Sue Parkins
Sharon Simmons and
Ron Coffman
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R.
Smith, Jr.
Ms. Eleanor Sonntag
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Soviar
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Staelin
Mr. and Mrs. Carey Stansbury
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Starr
Drs. Jeffrey Stephens and Jackie Vannuyen
Dr. and Mrs. R. Jeffery Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Sterling
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Stojak
Mr. and Mrs. David P. Strup
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Summons
Ms. Elizabeth A. Sutherland
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P.
Dr. and Mrs. Lance A. Talmage
Mr. and Mrs. Erik R. Thayer
Dr. and Mrs. Warren S. Tipton
Ms. Karen L. Trombley
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Trumbull
Ms. Joan Uhl Browne and
Dr. Robert E. Kose
Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Vargo, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walen
Dr. Heath Wallace and
Ms. Amanda Griffith
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Wambo
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Warner
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Warren
Ms. Beverly Weidendorf
Mr. and Mrs. David K. Welles, Jr.
Mr. Charlie Wendt
Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Werner
Mrs. Carl Werner
Dr. and Mrs. Andrew
Mr. and Mrs. Randy E. Wireman
Dr. Sarah S. Puckett & Mr. Jeffrey T. Wisniewski
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic D. Wolfe
Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Woods
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Yocum
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Young
Mr. David Zamichow and Ms. Carolyn Jabs
Dr. and Mrs. Joel Zrull
Silver Circle
Mr. and Mrs. Giuseppe
Dr. and Mrs. Nasir Ali
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Allen
Mrs. Jean Allen-Hiss
Dr. Ruth E. Alteneder
Ms. Patricia Anthony
Mr. Paul Arnott
Ms. Kay L. Baker
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S.
Ms. Sheree L. Bargabos
Mrs. Julie A. Barnes
Mr. Gregory P. Bartholomy
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bartz
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Batanian
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Baughman
Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Bauman
Dr. and Mrs. Armando B. Bautista
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bazeley
Mr. and Mrs. Howard G.
Behr, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Beitzel
Dr. and Mrs. David W. Bell
Ms. Carolyn Benitez and
Ms. Beth Reese
Mrs. Milton W. Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Bennett
Mr. C. Robert Bennett and
Ms. Holly Jensen
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Berlacher
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bernardo
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Biela
Monsignor Michael R. Billian
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Billig
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Binkley
Mr. and Mrs. David Bir
Mrs. Linda C. Bischoff
Mr. Richard H. Bitter
Mr. and Mrs. Jon E. Bjorkman
Mr. and Mrs. James Blaine
Mrs. G. Edward Bodette
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Bohmer
Mrs. Annette L. Boice
Mr. and Mrs. James Boldt
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Bouts
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Bowland
Mrs. Shirley D. Boyer
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Bradley
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest G.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Bryant
Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Brymer, Jr.
Mr. Thomas R. Burch
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Burwell
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Burzynski
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Buskey
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Byerly
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard W.
Byrum, Jr.
Ms. Bonnie Carle
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carroll
Mr. and Mrs. Ford B. Cauffiel
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C.
Chesko, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Christensen
Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cobb-Boes
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Coe
Joseph and Judith Conda
Marjorie E. Conrad M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Conroy
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Contrada
Dr. Ramona Cormier
Dr. Tina Corns and Ms. Carol Vaughn
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cousino
Mr. and Mrs. Brent L. Cousino
Mr. Thomas H. Criqui
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M.
Mr. Chris Crumbaugh and
Mr. Rick Prokup
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D’Amico
Mr. Marvin Dabish and
Ms. Lisa Gillies
Mr. Joseph Danko and
Ms. Anne Broughton
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred S.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. Willis F. Day IV
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin DeCatur
Roger and Carol DeGood
Ms. Andrea M. DeIorio
President’s Circle, continued
Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. DeLong
Mr. Bruce Denman and
Ms. Barbe Fisher
Dan Dessner and Jonna McRury
Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Dittman
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Dolder
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Duckett
Mr. and Mrs. Harrell L. Duff
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Dunaway
Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dunlap
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Durham
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Eicher
Mr. and Mrs. John Esbin
Ruth M. and Ronald L. Euton
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Faist
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Feaganes
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Fenbert
Mr. and Mrs. William Feniger
Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah M. Ferguson
Robert Ford and Mary Holmes
Mr. Darrell Fox
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Frank
Dr. Robert C. Friess
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frisch
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Fulweber
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Galbraith
Ms. Shirley Gale
Dr. Nina Garritano
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Gaustad
Mr. and Mrs. Ian Gazard
Dr. and Mrs. Terry M. Gibbs
Mrs. Eleanor L. Gibbs
Mr. and Mrs. Riccardo
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gorun
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Grant
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Gray
Mr. and Mrs. Vijay K. Gupta
Mr. and Mrs. George Gusses
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Gyurke
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hahn
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Hall
Mr. David Hamilton and
Ms. Nancy Gable
Mr. Bruce Hammond and
Ms. Cherie Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Hanley
Mr. and Mrs. Dannie J. Harden
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrington
Mr. and Mrs. Everett W. Harris
Susan Hartman Muska and Nicholas Muska
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Haseley
Dr. and Mrs. David L. Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hays
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Hayward
Ms. Marilynn Hazard
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Heck
Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Hedlund, Jr.
Kae and Gary Heil
Ms. Lucile D. Heindricks
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Helburn
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Helmick
Mr. William L. Henning, Jr.
Ms. Nadine Hershey and
Ms. Natasha Daughanbaugh
Mrs. Margaret J. Hiett
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hill
Mr. Shaun T. Hill
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hills
Ms. Linda Hillstrom
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hinkle
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hirzel
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Hofmann
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Homer
Drs. William and Lois Hoover
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Hoppe
Mr. and Mrs. Neil L. Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Horne
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Horner
Dr. and Mrs. William L. Horvath
Mr. Paul A. Hotmer
Mr. and Mrs. William R.
Mrs. Robert L. Huebner
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Huebner
Dr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Husted
Mr. Joel Hutchins and
Ms. Jean Souder
Ms. Marjorie Hutton and
Ms. Eleanor Hutton
Ms. Cheryl Hymore and
Ms. Heather Freeman
Ms. Linda Irons
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Reginald S.
Jackson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A.
Dr. and Mrs. David B. James
Mr. Jamille G. Jamra
Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Jaskela
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jaworski
Dr. and Mrs. Claudel Jean-Pierre
Dr. and Mrs. Jagadish S.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Jones
Ms. Valerie M. Jones
Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Julius
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Kabat
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kaiser
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kalb
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Kalmbach
Dr. Heather J. Kantola
Dr. Tim Kasunic and Mr. Paul Jednak
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kemley
Ms. Jessica Kemp
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy
John Kiely and Pamela Oatis
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kincade
Scott Kincaid and April Avila
Dr. Donald H. Klotz, Jr.
The Honorable and Mrs. Richard Knepper
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Knox
Mr. Paul R. Koester
Mr. Wesley Konesky and
Mr. Patrick Konesky
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Kowalski
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kraus
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kruse
Mr. Thomas Kucera and
Dr. Jennifer Zoll
Mrs. Betty Kurtz
Mr. and Mrs. Tom L. Land
Mrs. Karen Landes
Mr. Thomas A. Lane
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lapp
Mr. Gerald Layher and
Dr. Shaneli Fernando
Mr. Alexander Learmonth
Mr. Donald Leary and
Ms. Rebecca Fuhrman
Dr. William Lee and Dr. Wendy Wahl
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Leininger
Mr. Gerald J. Lemieux
Reuben and Esther Lengacher
Mr. and Mrs. W. Michael Ligibel
Mr. and Mrs. John Longmore, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Lowrey
Ms. Jennifer Ludwig
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Luetke
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mabrey
Dr. and Mrs. Leland E.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Maley
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Mancini
Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Joel P. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. A. Stephen
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Mattevi
Mr. and Mrs. Clint M. McBee
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McClurg
Mrs. Judy McCracken
Mr. and Mrs. William McCreary
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N.
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin A.
Mr. Michael McGraw and
Ms. Lisa Wells
Mr. Michael McGuire
Ms. Mary L. McKenny
Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen McNally
Philip and Johnna McWeeny
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Meads II
Rev. John Meloy
Mrs. Florence L. Metzger
Mr. and Mrs. Don Mewhort, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Meyers
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Milbrodt
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miles
Ms. Barbara A. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Eldin H. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.
Miller, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Miller
Dr. David A. Miramontes
Dr. and Mrs. James C. Moeller
Mr. and Mrs. Vedagiri K. Mohan
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Moulin
Mr. Roger Muenger
Mr. and Mrs. William Myers
Andrew Newby and Kristin Kiser-Newby
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon
Mr. Norman A. Niedermeier
Ms. Nancy K. Nielsen
Dr. and Mrs. Neiman T. Odeh
Mr. Peter Orser
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick P. Pacella
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Palmer
Ms. A. Jean Palmisano
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Park
Ms. Leslie Parsels and
Mr. James Park
Mr. Chris Parsons and
Ms. Jacquelynne Eccles
Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Patterson, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Perkins
Dr. and Mrs. Salvador E. Peron
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Petrlich
Robert and Cathryn Phipps
Mr. Dana Pienta
Ms. Sally J. Pirolli
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Plonka
Ms. Susan Pohlod
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Pollock
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy D. Pontius
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Porter
The Honorable John W. Potter
Mr. and Mrs. Mario N. Procaccini
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Raczkowski
Dr. and Mrs. Paul J. Raglow
Mrs. Edith B. Rathbun
Mr. and Mrs. Jon M. Raymond
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Rayner
Mr. and Mrs. Frazier Reams, Jr.
Cindy and Fred Redmann
Mr. Ron D. Reeder, Sr.
Ms. Margot M. Reichert
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Reinhart
President’s Circle, continued
Mr. Ed Reising and
Mr. Ned Reising
Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Reiter
Mr. Roger Rex and
Mr. Jerry Zimmerman
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Richards
Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Ridenour
Dr. and Mrs. Donald W.
Mr. and Mrs. David Risley
Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Roberts
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Robon
Mrs. Newton C. Rochte
Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Roe
Dr. Tyson Roethlisberger and Ms. Junita Bahroos
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rollins
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rorick
Daniel Roshon and Trisha Goforth
Mr. and Mrs. Rheo Rouillard
Dr. and Mrs. Allan Rubin
Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Rueter
Mr. M. George Rumman
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Rusk
Mr. Richard W. Salhany
Mr. and Mrs. William Sanford
Mr. and Mrs. John Satkowski
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Savage
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sawicki
Mrs. Maureen Schaefer
Mr. Carl Schaffer and
Ms. Victoria Krauss
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schlatter
Mr. James B. Schmakel
Dr. and Mrs. Gary M.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Scott
Dr. Patsy F. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Searles
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Seeley
Mrs. Kathleen Sell
Mr. Stephen Serchuk and
Ms. Nancy Delikat
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shankie
Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Shawhan
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Sheets
Mr. and Mrs. B. Thomas Shirk
Mr. and Mrs. James Shull
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S.
Dr. Susan and Mr. Paul Sieben
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sink
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Sipp
Mr. Dean Skillman and
Ms. Karen Mulholland
Mr. and Mrs. James Skinner
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Skiver
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Smith
Mr. Arthur P. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Smith
Mr. Peter Smythe and
Ms. Eileen Quinn
Dr. Edwin C. Snoke
Mr. and Ms. Robert Spino
Mr. and Mrs. John Sponsler
Mr. and Mrs. Quinton A.
St John
Lawrence Starkey and
Mary Radcliff
Ms. Barbara Steele and
Mr. Alan Kimple
Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Stephens
Andrew and Cynthia Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stockdale
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Storer
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Stotlar
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Strasser
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Straub
Mr. Robert Stump and
Ms. Sharon Quattlebaum
Mr. David Sturtz and
Ms. Angela Carr
Ms. Patricia L. Sutherland
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Swigart
Mr. and Mrs. Richard F.
Synowiec, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. David M.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Tafelski
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Taylor
Mr. and Ms. John Temple
Mr. Mike Thaman and
Ms. Lisa Gathard
Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Thomas
Mrs. Rose Thomson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Timbrook
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Timmers
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Tracy
Dr. Elliot Tramer and
Dr. Christine Manzey
Mr. Oscar Trevino and
Mr. Ramon Trevino
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Turner
Mr. Thomas Unger and
Ms. Candy Kline
Mr. Leonard D. VanDyke
Dr. and Mrs. Pierre A. Vauthy
Mr. and Mrs. Baldemar C. Velasquez
Richard & Patricia McCutchan Vernier
Mrs. Joanne Vick
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Vollmer
Mrs. Sharon M. Wackley
Mr. Barton L. Wagenman
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagner
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wakeman
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walter
Mr. Harry M. Ward III
Mr. and Mrs. M. Ben Ward
Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Watkins, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Webb
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Webb
Mr. and Mrs. John Weglian
Mr. and Mrs. Craig T. Weigand
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weisfelder
Mr. and Mrs. Howard J.
Weith, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Welch
Mr. Henry C. Wente
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart L. Werner
Mr. and Mrs. Ken H. Wetmore
Ms. Amy F. Wexler
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wiegand
Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Wiley
Mr. and Mrs. David Willett
Ms. Sara Williams and
Ms. Alexandra Williams
Mrs. Nancy Wills and
Mr. Douglas Wills
Mr. and Mrs. Duane
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Witt
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Ms. Judith A. Woelfel
Mrs. Donna Wollenslegel
Mr. and Mrs. Robin L. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Woolford
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wordelman
Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Wunschel
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Yobbagy
Ms. Tina Zeiter
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Zellers
Mr. and Mrs. John Zepp
Mr. and Mrs. William
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zoeller
Mr. Robert L. Zollweg
The Honorable and Mrs. Jack Zouhary
Mr. and Mrs. John Zureich
Grants provide the Toledo Zoo with the additional funding
needed to develop or expand educational programming,
support important conservation initiatives and enhance
community outreach.
The Zoo gratefully acknowledges the education-related
grants received in 2012 through the generosity of
these organizations.
PNC Bank
Children and animals are a natural fit -- and the younger
a child encounters the natural world, the better he or she
will understand it and care for it later.
Learn through Play, a three-year program, focuses on
school readiness through nature and animal appreciation.
The PNC Foundation funded the program through its Grow
Up Great initiative to improve access to quality early childhood education for disadvantaged preschoolers.
This program connects Lucas County’s Head Start students
with PNC volunteers, Toledo Zoo educators and all the
resources the Zoo has to offer. With a focus on play, the
students develop math and reading readiness, plus
cognitive and social skills.
All these skills are critical to early success in the classroom –
which leads to long-term educational (and lifetime) success.
Research shows that children who are ready for kindergarten are far more likely to experience greater educational
achievements, strive toward higher vocational aspirations
and contribute to society later in life.
Ohio Division of Wildlife
Aquatic Invasive Species Program
This grant, received in late 2012, will help the Zoo integrate
educational messaging into the new Aquarium’s Ohio Lakes
and Streams exhibit. Interpretive graphics and a video will
explain how invasive species – like round gobies, goldfish
and zebra mussels – damage our local aquatic environment.
Interactive, hands-on learning is a theme that continues
throughout the Aquarium, including multi-sensory
saltwater touch tanks, a 90,000-gallon Pacific reef exhibit
with diver-visitor interaction, and a pop-up dome within
one tank. The Aquarium’s renovations are scheduled to
be complete by mid-year 2015.
Photo: Alex DeBeukelaer
Foundation gifts
Memorial gifts to the Foundation
The Toledo Zoological Society Foundation acquires,
invests and distributes endowment funds to secure
the long-term future of the Zoo, including its animal
collections, education and conservation programs,
Works Progress
Administration-era buildings.
The Toledo Zoo wishes to acknowledge the individuals
who were honored through a tribute gift in 2012.
Some of the major projects funded by the
Foundation in 2012 included:
• architectural/engineering fees for Penguin Beach, the
Zoo’s new penguin exhibit scheduled to open in the
• upgrading electrical safety Zoo-wide to meet OSHA
• a new animal ambulance for the veterinary department
• an on-site industrial waste disposal system
For more information about the Toledo Zoological Society
Foundation or ways that you can contribute to the endowment, please visit toledozoo.org/foundation.
Foundation gifts
The Toledo Zoo gratefully acknowledges those individuals whose generous gifts to the Foundation in 2012 will
help ensure that the Toledo Zoo continues to provide
high-quality animal care and conservation while delighting and educating our visitors for generations to come.
Gifts in tribute are not only a source of support for the
future of the Toledo Zoo, but are also a wonderful way to
honor the memory of a friend or relative or to pay tribute
In loving memory of
Donald Applegate
Carol Badas
Debra Barnhiser
David Barrow
Darlene and Duane Boerst
Richard L. Bozek
Frasier Burt
Sam and Alice Carson
Donald Cox
Peter Cranker
Mary Patricia DeYonker
Ethan William Freck
David Gartz
John E. Gates
Lee Marsh
Doris Martin
Dr. Leo Miedler
Randy Plant
Raymond Pockmire
Phyllis Potter
John (Jack) Schade
Trudy Schade
Mary Susan Scott
Allyn Sewald
In honor of
Health Care REIT
Lynn Lyons
Tony Lyons
Tuesday ZooEd Volunteers
Tom Ziems
Happy Anniversary
Mary & Paul Dusseau
Happy Birthday
Thomas Baither - 70th
Judie Burns
John Fedderke
Mary Fedderke
Henry Herschel
Mary Ellen Pisanelli
Cam Smith
Happy Holidays
Betco Customers
- Holiday Tribute
- Christmas 2012
Sanford Stein
- Father’s Day
Dorothy Strouss
Lyla Vancil
Ronald Windom
Joann Zakrzewski
2012 gifts
Estate of David Arnos
Terry L. Bossert
Robert Brooke Brown
Marjorie E. Conrad, MD
Waldo C. Donaho Trust
John B. Hadley
Donald L. Harbaugh
KeyBank Foundation
Kiemle-Hankins Company
Thomas Klein
Edna Miller Trust
Rhodes Foundation
The Searles Family
Christine Turnbull
Wal-mart Foundation
Tom Scott Ziems
Photo: Nick Edens
Photo: Linda Milks
The majority of the funding for creating the Zoo’s new
exhibits and renovations comes from the passage of
Lucas County’s Capital Levy. We thank the voters for
loyal Zoo support.
Adding to this levy funding are private donations that
enhance our capital projects, allowing us to incorporate
more interactive components and green technology.
Tembo Trail and the award-winning Nature’s Neighborhood show the extraordinary results accomplished
through the partnership of public and private funding.
Two new opportunities are now available:
Penguin Beach and the new Aquarium.
Join the excitement!
Donations and sponsorship opportunities are available
for both these projects. To learn more, contact
Mary Fedderke at [email protected],
or call her at 419.385.5721, ext. 2074.
The Zoo is grateful to the following
generous donors, who help us bring
extraordinary ideas to life.
$1,000,000 and up
Fisher-Price, Inc.
$500,000 to $999,999
Mr. Samuel G. Carson, Sr.
The Carson Family Charitable Trust
Kresge Foundation
Mr. Jonathan F. Orser
In Memory of Grace Ford Orser
$250,000 to $499,999
The George Hambro Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Meier
$100,000 to $249,999
Joseph and Judith Conda
Eaton Corporation
Fifth Third Bank
France Stone Foundation
Estate of Richard O. Hostetter
Landman Goldman Foundation Trust
The LaValley Foundation
Clement O. Miniger Memorial Foundation
Mrs. Dorothy MacKenzie Price
Stranahan Foundation
Mrs. David K. Welles
$50,000 to $99,000
Anderson Foundation
Anderson Fund Supporting Organization
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Anderson
through Toledo Community Foundation
John & Virginia Hankison Foundation
Mrs. Isabel H. Perry
Ms. Mary Ellen Pisanelli
Waite-Brand Foundation
Walnut Foundation
$25,000 to $49,999
Drs. Anne Baker and Robert Lacy
Elsie & Harry Baumker Foundation
Mr. C. Robert Bennett and Ms. Holly Jensen
Brooks Insurance Agency, Inc./Dennis & Sheila Johnson
Tobias and Susan Cardone
Mr. and Mrs. John Fedderke
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Foote
through Toledo Community Foundation
Health Care REIT, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom L. Land
Lott-Conlon Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Metzger
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Staelin
Mr. and Mrs. John Szuch
Terhune Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Warner
Yark Automotive Group
$10,000 to $24,999
Tom and Karen Baither
James and Ellen Black
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brady, Jr.
Jane E Burson & John H Burson Foundation
Marjorie E. Conrad M.D.
William V. A. and Jeannie Dennler
Findley Davies, Inc.
Ms. Sandra M. Hylant
George Isaac Foundation
George Isaac Properties, Ltd.
Isaac Industrial Properties, Inc.
Zac and Dee Isaac
Mr. Peter Orser
Mrs. Marna and Dr. Suresh Ramnath
Robert C & Susan Savage Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Smith
Ms. Eleanor Sonntag
The Lamont Thurston Family
Gary Whitacre and Bonnie Rankin
$5,000 to $9,999
Ms. Barbara E. Apanaitis Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Appold
Robert Bedacht Foundation
Ms. Joan Uhl Browne and
Dr. Robert E. Kose
First Energy Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gosline
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hadley
Mr. John Hadley and Ms. Susan Metzger
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Haggett
Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.
Ms. Pamela S. Hershberger
Jamison Well Drilling Inc
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kincade
Mr. Daniel Kory and Ms. Elaine Canning
Edward Lamb Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. George V. Oravecz
Mrs. Edith B. Rathbun
Hugh and Melissa Richberg
Mr. and Mrs. David Risley
Sharon Simmons and Ron Coffman
Mr. and Mrs. David P. Strup
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Summons
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Zerbey IV
up to $4,999
Anonymous (10)
Dr. Cecelia M. Adams Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Allen
American Flooring Installers, LLC
Matthew and Kate Anderson
Area Office on Aging
In Honor of Billie Johnson
Harvard and Jean Armus
John and Elaine Bachey
Jim and Sue Bagdonas
Ms. Emily Bailey
Thomas and Jean Bamburowski
Barton and Marian Bay
Tana and Stu Benford
The Blade
William and Carol Block
Mr. and Mrs. James Boldt
Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Boyer
Ms. Grace Brady
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Burns
Dr. and Mrs. G. Mark Burton
Ms. Judith A. Carroll
Mr. Samuel G. Carson, Jr.
In Memory of Sam and Alice Carson
The Tim Coleman Family
William and Carol Connelly
John and Martha Corcoran
Coy, Konieczny, Peppel, LLC
George and Mary Pat Eistetter
Robert and Carol Esplin
Robert and Viola Everett
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Faist
Mr. Steven R. Federman
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Fenwick D.D.S.
Elizabeth Foley
Ms. Diane E. Folsom
Mr. Darrell Fox
Philip and Anne Gaines
Jack and Kathryn Gallon
Ms. Ruth E. Garner
Ms. Suzanne M. Gartz
Ms. Christina Green
Mr. Gene F. Hagedorn
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hanley
Mr. Henry W. Hauenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Heck
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Helburn
Warren and Leann Henry
James and Carol Herman
Earl & Geraldine Heuer Foundation
Carl and Anne Hirsch
Donald and Bertha Honner
Catherine Hoolahan and Gordon Capshaw
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Horns
James and Jeanine Huttner
Ms. Sandy Isenberg
R. Eric and Bonnie Johanssen
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Jones
The Honorable and Mrs. David A. Katz
Timothy and Patricia Kearney
Jim and Joan Keeler
Mrs. Rita Barbour Kern
Mr. Nasr Khan
Kiemle-Hankins Company
Norma and Floyd King
Dr. Donald H. Klotz, Jr.
Peter and Laura Kneip
The Honorable and
Mrs. Richard Knepper
Tim and Joyce Konieczny
Harley and Stacey Kripke
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Kunze
Howard and Mary Lang
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Ledrick
Lewandowski Engineers
Erwin and Linda Lorenz
Mrs. J. Carson Lumbattis
Mr. Anthony J. Lyons
Ms. Lynn E. Lyons
Leonard and Karen Madoff
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mahaffey
Daniel and Pamela Malcom
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Maxwell
Barry and Cathy McEwen
Mark and Debra McLaren
Brian and Charlene McMullen
Kevin and Becky McQueen
Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Mockensturm
Terry and Sandra Murray
Susan Hartman Muska and
Nicholas Muska
Mr. Joseph S. Nagy
Andi Norman & Christopher Dudek
John and Charlotte O’Neil
Ms. Dorothy Otis
Paul and Jeanette Pacholski
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Palmer
Mr. Pete Scully and Dr. Sue Parkins
Arun and Ashalata Patel
Ms. Helen J. Petee
Joseph and Mary Pierce
Mr. John E. Polcyn
The Honorable John W. Potter
Thomas and Kay Pounds
Mr. David J. Rasik
James and Nancy Ravin
John and Ann Ray
Cindy and Fred Redmann
Robert Reichert
Todd and Victoria Riley
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Robon
Root Learning, Inc.
The Bruce Rumpf Family
Dr. Elizabeth S. Ruppert
Jean Schaefer
Mr. Dennis Schmedlen
The Searles Family Foundation
Ms. Lucy Seay
John and Karen Shoup
A. Jackson and Sally Smith
Mr. Carter Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Smith, Jr.
Roger and Barbara Smith
Joseph and Juanita Spallina
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Sterling
Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Alma Tancinco
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Tasker
Terry and Joan Thill
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Thompson
Ms. Yvonne E. Thompson
Mrs. Rose Thomson
Dr. and Mrs. Warren S. Tipton
TKBW Private Foundation
Mr. Louis E. Tosi
Mrs. Christine Turnbull
Mr. and Mrs. Baldemar C. Velasquez
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Vollmer
Lewis and Alicia Wagner
Steve and Janet Weber
Robert and Patricia Wilkins
Lawrence and Jane Williams
Miss Marjorie Winterhalder
Ms. Catherine S. Witker
John and Clara Lou Woellner
through Toledo Community Foundation
Phillip and Christine Wolf
Woman’s Educational Club, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Yocum
Roger and Jan Zimmerman
In 2012, the Zoo relied on a dedicated crew of employees
who regularly went above and beyond to make the Zoo
phenomenal -- whether it meant going that extra step
to help visitors or staying late with a sick animal.
Our employees hold an unwavering dedication to the
Zoo’s mission and to new ideas that continue to create
even better experiences for our animals and our visitors.
This devotion sometimes takes them to locations far from
the Zoo as they work to create a bright future not just for
the animals here, but for our animal ambassadors’ wild
We thank each of our employees who have helped make
the Toledo Zoo a world-class destination.
One of the remarkable aspects of our employees is their
often-lifelong commitment to the Zoo. With this in mind,
we recognize employees who reached milestone service
anniversaries in 2012.
40 years
Nancy Foley
30 years
Rick Hornyak
Val Hornyak
Dino Michalski
Dave Ross
Kent Seagert
20 years
Teri Waller
10 years
Michelle Doyle
Lorine Koepke
Hannah Kinney, ZOOTeen, shares an impala skull biofact with visitors.
Photo: Kandace York
The Toledo Zoo has the best volunteers! Our dedicated
team works year-round in virtually every department
grounds conservation work and all-around on-grounds
“magic,” volunteers are a huge component of the Zoo’s
world-class status.
In 2012, we recognized these volunteers in particular
who are an inspiration to all of us.
Department Volunteer: Nick Orlowski
and then in Lion Holding, where he helps care for the
sloth bears, lions, snow leopards and his favorite animals,
the tigers.
Zoo Educator (Zoo Ed): Dave Lockert
Dave jumps into every possible program available, from
school outreach and biofacts to handling live animals
and driving summer camp vans.
ZOOTeen: Greg Forrey
Greg joined the ZOOTeen Program in 2008 and supports
conservation and community service projects in the
160 full-time employees
610 part-time/seasonal employees
695 volunteers
63,407 hours
We thank our exceptional volunteers for 2012.
Dean Adams
Sue Allard
Carol Ann Allen
Sandy Allen
John Amos
December Anderson
Corey Baker
Sarah Barkey
Lynne Baranowski
Allison Batey
Tyler Berry
Tim Birthisel
Caleb Boraby
Ken Borowicz
Lynn Brough
Ernie Brown
Jim Bucher
Aaron Burfeind
Morgan Burke
Austin Burris
Abigail Casey
Rachel Casey
Patrick Cisek
Brandi Clair
Megan Coan
John Ross Comes
Melissa Condon
Taylor Cornell
Alli Coy
Michael Day
Erma Dee
Nathan Dick
Louise Dishong
Shannon Dolley
Chuck Dombrowski
Shelly Donahue
Art Dorf
Lindsay Douglas
Gwen Duvendack
Katie Dzyak
Diana Eby
Gina Eller
Zach Elliott
Brandon Eppard
Amelia Farley
Caitlin Feehan
Thomas Fisher
Katie Fong
Kevin Fong
Greg Forrey*
Gracie Foster
Allison Franklin
Jeramey Frelin
Sarah Gesick
Rebecca Giannetti
Shane Goins
Jen Goodrich
Cassidy Gordon
Nick Gordon
Allison Grim
Adam Grine
Haley Haase
Dick Hanson
Adam Haynes
Alexei Helton
Katie Herzog
Isaac Holley
Rick Hrebic
Cassie Hug
Hannah Hug
Joe Hug
Tori Hug
Gary Hune
Emma Jechura
Becky Johnson
Danielle Jones
Skylar Jones
Joanne Joys
Zion Kania
Jess Keller
Noah Kibert
Tayler Kibert
Jim Kinnear
Hannah Kinney
Megan Kirtos
Dave Koenig
Annahita Koogan
Adri Kopp
Maddie Kramer
Stephanie LaPare
Andrew Lardinais
Max Lay
Devon Layman
Joan LeGros
JR LeGros
Kayla Liedel
Haleigh Lindner
Dave Lockert*
Frank Longeway
Dawn Lucas
Rachel Lutz
Lynn Lyons
Lavina Manion
Aaron Mariasy
Austin Mariasy
Devin May
Kira McCallister
Breanna McConnell
Morgan McConnell
Tina McCord
Photo: Kandace York
Brian McDonald
Kelly McNutt
Jourdyn McQueary
Taylor Messinger
Jonelle Meyer
Katie Michalak
Brendan Miller
Chelsey Miller
Ronald Miller
Carrie Miller
Stephanie Miner
Sam Montri
Chris Moore
Christina Moore
Marissa Moore
Connor Moriarty
Grace O’Hare
Monica Olnhausen
Nick Orlowski*
Audrey Palumbo
Cassandra Passalacqua
Sarah Phlipot
Debbie Quinlan
Ryleigh Ramsey
Wave Reaume
Jacob Rettenberger
Max Rioux
Jeffery Ritter
Brittany Rolfes
Paul Rouda
Olivia Ruiz
Andrew Russell
Dave Sansing
Gary Schroeder
Sydney Scribner
Kristi Skinkiss
Olivia Smith
Judy Snyder
Violet Spencer
Emma St. Marie
Robert Stanton
Andrea Stoddard
Barbara Streby
Karen Striph
Will Stuber
Natalie Thomsen
Alexandria Tong
Chris Toy
Trina Tran
Phillip Trautlein
Joanne Vick
Chloe Vogel
Emily Waldvogel
Laura Walsh
Karl Wandersee
Connie Warner
Vanessa Warton
Sylvia Washburn
Madison Welling
Kelsey Welling
Lisa Wells
Kaitlyn Wiktor
Glenn Williams
Rob Winkle
Katie Yarder
Spencer Young
Nicholas Youngblood
Jeremy Zeisloft
Judy Zinober
*Recognized as top 2012
Amur tiger
Photo: Greenware Systems, Inc.
Member households, 2008 - 2012
Visitors, 2008 - 2012
2012 Revenue
Park Operations*
Lucas County Tax Levy
Memberships & Development
Contributions, Education & special events**
Miscellaneous ***
Total Revenue
*Park operations include Admissions, Concessions, Gifts, Catering, Parking and Rides Revenue
**Contributions, Education & special events include Zoo PAL, Companies for Kids, the Annual
Fund, ZOOtoDO, Corporate Sponsorship, Educational Programs, special gifts and funds from the
Zoo Foundation. Some of the funds included in this line are reported differently on our audited
financial statements due to being either board-designated, temporarily restricted or permanently restricted receipts.
***Miscellaneous Revenue includes investment
income, grants, and other revenues.
25.7 %
Lucas County
Tax Levy
Memberships &
Park Operations
7.7% Contributations,
Education & special events
1.4% Miscellaneous
2012 Expenditures
Animal Care, Education, Conservation & Facilities
Visitor Services & Amenities
Administration, Membership, Marketing & Development
Utilities, Insurance & Taxes
Total Expenditures
Net Excess (Deficit)
Note: Consistent with prior years, depreciation expense is not included in the above figures,
but capital expenses of $300,709 that were paid from operations are included.
Cost of goods sold is included
in Visitor Services expenditures.
30.6% Visitor Services
& Amenities
14.7% Administration,
Membership, Marketing
& Development
7.8% Utilities,
Insurance & Taxes
46.9 % Animal Care,
Education, Conservation
& Facilities
If you contributed to or supported the Toledo Zoo
in any way in 2012 and your name was omi ed
or misspelled, please let us know. Thank you.
Kandace York
[email protected]
Assistant editors
Je Sailer
Mary Fedderke
Andi Norman
Teri Reed
PO Box 140130
Toledo, OH 43614-0130
Phone 419.385.5721
Photo: Andi Norman