Ronda Schwetz

Conservation Ambassador

Ronda Schwetz (Primate Area Supervisor, Denver Zoo)

Ronda Schwetz, Denver Zoo

Ronda graduated with a Biology/Psychology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and then joined the Irvine Park Zoo in 1992 as an Animal Keeper. She moved to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998 as one of the opening team members of the Conservation Station. Ronda accepted a manager position of the Conservation Station in 2000. In 2001, she became a Co-chair of the Children’s Zoo Interest Group. Ronda was then hired by the Denver Zoo as the Primate Area Supervisor in 2005. In 2008, she developed a conservation partnership with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) Rehabilitation Centers of Samboja Lestari and Nyaru Menteng. In 2010, Ronda was elected to the Orangutan SSP steering committee and has since taken on the role of  Field Advisor to the SSP.  

Archived Episode:

[Monday,  May 3, 2010] (Zoo Talkin Radio II)

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