Meet the Zoo Director

Meet Jim Anderson, Zoo Director

“I think I have the best job in the city of Fort Wayne. I work at a place that does so many great things for the community and offers an attraction that a half-million people enjoy each year.

“I also get to work with a talented and dedicated group of co-workers and volunteers. We love our work, and it shows! There is always something new at the zoo, and we love to share that with our guests.

“Although I generally spend more time on my computer and telephone than I do wrestling snakes, I get involved in many different parts of the zoo’s operation. Every time I walk through the zoo I meet new people and learn more about our amazing animals. The zoo is a great place to be!”




More About Jim

Fort Wayne native Jim Anderson had planned a career in music. But while working at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo during college vacation he got “the zoo bug.” So he switched majors, graduated with a degree in animal science & continued working at the zoo. Fifteen years later he was named Zoo Director.