- Zoo Boise
- Gene Peacock is the new director of Zoo Boise.
Peacock fills the formidable boots of Steve Burns, who headed Zoo Boise for two decades before leaving to become director of the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“[Peacock's] leadership style and background will take Zoo Boise to a whole new level," said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway in a prepared statement. "Gene is passionate about animals and has a strong vision for the future of Zoo Boise.”
Early in his career, Peacock worked as a zookeeper at the Greensboro Science Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, and his resume is filled with positions as a zookeeper or zoo director at zoos across the U.S.
Peacock's immediate tasks will be finish a major expansion of Zoo Boise which will include a Gorongosa National Park exhibit featuring baboons and Nile crocodiles, and a new primate exhibit.