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Mr. Ron Fricke

Deputy Director

Toledo Zoo

Direct Phone: (419) ***-**** ext. ****       

Email: r***@***.org

Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way

Toledo, Ohio 43609

United States

Company Description

The Toledo Zoo has been a leader in conservation efforts on the island of Aruba for eighteen years. Click here to learn how The Toledo Zoo is involved and supports conservation and education in Aruba through the Wild Aruba program. more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director of Group Programs and Travel

Philadelphia Zoo

Education



Carnegie Mellon University

Web References (66 Total References)


This is a very sad loss ...

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This is a very sad loss for our entire Toledo Zoo family," said Ron Fricke, deputy director of the Zoo.


The Toledo Naturalists Homepage

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Speaker: Ronald L. Fricke Jr. Deputy Director for Animals, Education and Conservation

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Ron will review these and other recent zoo projects.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ron spent eight years as a teacher and developed science curriculum that incorporated live animals into the classroom setting. In 1991 Ron moved to the field of informal science education becoming an exhibit/program coordinator at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
In 1994 Ron joined the Philadelphia Zoo's education department, and spent more than twelve years in several positions including Vice President of Education and as a media spokesperson for the Zoo. He shared the Zoo's conservation message on many local and national radio and television shows such as "Good Morning America," "Good Day Philadelphia" and "Wild Moments". Ron went on to become the Philadelphia Zoo's Vice President of Guest Relations and directed the day to day operations of the guest experience at the Zoo.
In 2007, Ron was selected to become the Toledo Zoo's Deputy Director for Animals, Education and Conservation, the position that he currently holds. Ron is responsible for the oversight of the animal, animal health, animal behavior, education and conservation departments at the Zoo, and works closely with other departments as the Zoo strives to reach its mission of "Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world."


The Toledo Naturalists Homepage

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Speaker: Ronald L. Fricke Jr. Deputy Director for Animals, Education and Conservation

...
Ron will review these and other recent zoo projects.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ron spent eight years as a teacher and developed science curriculum that incorporated live animals into the classroom setting. In 1991 Ron moved to the field of informal science education becoming an exhibit/program coordinator at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
In 1994 Ron joined the Philadelphia Zoo's education department, and spent more than twelve years in several positions including Vice President of Education and as a media spokesperson for the Zoo. He shared the Zoo's conservation message on many local and national radio and television shows such as "Good Morning America," "Good Day Philadelphia" and "Wild Moments". Ron went on to become the Philadelphia Zoo's Vice President of Guest Relations and directed the day to day operations of the guest experience at the Zoo.
In 2007, Ron was selected to become the Toledo Zoo's Deputy Director for Animals, Education and Conservation, the position that he currently holds. Ron is responsible for the oversight of the animal, animal health, animal behavior, education and conservation departments at the Zoo, and works closely with other departments as the Zoo strives to reach its mission of "Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world."


delawareonline ¦ The News Journal ¦ Just a whisker away at the Philadelphia Zoo

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The African lions, notes Ron Fricke, the zoo's vice president of education, were separated by about 30 feet from visitors, a moat and a stone wall splitting their worlds.

"You can see the lions from 25 or 30 feet away," said Fricke, of Brandywine Hundred, "but you can't really get a sense for how big they are.Now they stretch their paws on the glass, or they yawn and you can see how big their teeth are.
"Just like we're fascinated to get close, I think they've been intrigued by that."
On the late-April night when the lions returned, Fricke said, Merlin approached the back door of his indoor enclosure.
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That setting, Fricke said, didn't match people's ideas of the habitats but included spaces that accommodated animal care, so designers of Big Cat Falls retained them in a private space that will be available for viewing during exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.
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"You'll get people saying, 'Oh, I want a big cat for a pet,' " Fricke said."They're never good pets.They're very wild and powerful."
At the Asia pavilion, none of the three snow leopards (all 10 months or younger) or two Amur leopards, named for the Russian Amur River basin that they call home, were outside.
The Amur leopard's population, Fricke said, numbers fewer than 50 in the wild and about 400 including those in captivity.
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Fricke, raised in rural Pennsylvania about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, recalled caring for a female baby raccoon after its mother was hit by a car.Fricke, then 8 years old, named the raccoon Bandit after it swiped game pieces and hid them.After 1 1/2 years, the boy released Bandit in the woods near his home.
That brief but intimate time with an animal led him down a career path that ultimately placed him at the Philadelphia Zoo.He hopes Big Cat Falls will do the same for visiting children.
"It's amazing when you see a kid come up to the glass and put his hand out," Fricke said, "and a lion touches that spot with its paws."


Wild Earth: Philadelphia Zoo

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A special pre-show video was produced that starred the Philadelphia Zoo's personalities, including Ron Fricke, V.P. of Education.

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