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Zoo director

Ronald Lyle Blakely, American Zoo director. Board of directors Kansas Humance Society, Witchita; Fellow American Association Zoological Parks and Aquariums (board directors 1968-1974, president 1974-1975); member International Union of Dirs. of Zoological Gardens.

Background

Blakely, Ronald Lyle was born on November 29, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Lyle Maurice and Esther Dorothy (Peterson) Blakely.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, Michigan State University, 1955.

Career

Zoologist, then general curator, Lincoln Park Zoological Garden, Chicago, 1955-1961; curator birds, then director, Brookfield Zoo, Illinois, 1971-1967; director Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, Kansas, since 1967. Senior consultant Zoo Plan Associations, Wichita.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board of directors Kansas Humance Society, Witchita. Fellow American Association Zoological Parks and Aquariums (board directors 1968-1974, president 1974-1975). Member International Union of Dirs. of Zoological Gardens.

Connections

Married Patricia Becker,1960 (divorced 1970). Children— Paul Neal, Lisa Ann Blakely Jenkins. Married Jane Wood, July 29, 1983.

father:
Lyle Maurice Blakely

mother:
Esther Dorothy (Peterson) Blakely

spouses:
Patricia Becker

Jane Wood