Student, Ripon College, 1945. Student, Northwestern University, 1949. Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Roosevelt University, 1960.
General curator Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, 1951-1961. Executive director Cincinnati Zoo, 1961-1968. Director St. Louis Zoological Park, 1968-1973.
Director, master planer North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, 1973-1978. Photographer, consultant Chicago, since 1978. Writer, photographer Zoo Parade and Wild Kingdom television shows, Chicago, 1953-1961.
Host, writer, photographer Your Zoo television Show, Cincinnati, 1962-1968, St. Louis Zoo Show, 1968-1973.
Photographer Signal corpus, United States army, 1944-1946, PTO. Member Professional Photographers American, Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels.
Married Lynn Lois Schillo, May 3, 1947. Children: Christine, Kimberly.