Professor in the Zoo - Designing the Future for Wildlife in Human Care - Terry Maple
From Katie Gentilello
Terry Maple, the Elizabeth S. Watts Professor Emeritus at Georgia Tech, is best known for his visionary leadership in revitalizing Atlanta’s city zoo after the most publicized scandal in the history of American zoos. Maple’s 18 years of reform leadership rebranded Zoo Atlanta as a non-profit corporation and restored its credibility. Atlanta’s public-private partnership started a trend to privatization in the zoo industry. According to former Mayor Andrew Young, Zoo Atlanta is the most successful privatization in Georgia history.