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Junior Museum gets new director, from San Francisco Zoo

Original post made on Jun 24, 2008

For the first time in more than two years, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo will have a director, Division Manager Linda Craighead announced Monday. John Aikin, a passionate wildlife conservationist from the San Francisco Zoo, began work Monday, said Molly McAuliffe, development director of the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 1:31 AM

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Posted by Carroll Harrington
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 24, 2008 at 10:54 am

The City could not have chosen a more qualified director! With what is happening to wildlife conservation worldwide, it is critical that children learn about this complex issue and what they can do...both to appreciate wildlife and to preserve their habitats.

Welcome to Palo Alto, John.

Carroll Harrington


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 24, 2008 at 11:08 am

John Aikin is a conumate wildlife expert. Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is getting a great person who has extradionary vision and passion for nature. It's Palo Alto Junior Museum gain and the San Francisco Zoo's loss - which seems to be the case with everything over there.


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Posted by Lidia
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 24, 2008 at 1:57 pm

This is great news! A warm welcome to John.


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Posted by motorcyclist
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm



Better watch out that the lions do not escape here as they did in SF zoo,

what gross incompetence, no safety drill, no fence, Palo Alto deserves better


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Posted by pat
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 24, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Wouldn't the bobcats be better off in a sanctuary?


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