After four and a half months without a permanent director, the Honolulu Zoo announced today who will take the job.
Previously at the Virginia Aquarium as the Director of Exhibits and Animal Husbandry, Dr. Jeffrey Mahon began his stint as the Honolulu Zoo director today.
Dr. Mahon is no stranger to Hawai`i. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa in 1998, however Mahon first saw the Honolulu Zoo back in 1985 while in the Navy.
“It looks very different from how I remembered it – obviously a lot of improvements,” Mahon said. “But the general feeling of a wonderful warm place here – I want to make sure it keeps going. [There have been] amazing changes and I want to keep it going.”
Dr. Mahon arrived in Hawaii just a couple of days ago and is working in the transition. But he is already impressed.