Gilbert K. Boese, Ph.D.

Gil Boese is zoo director emeritus of the Milwaukee County Zoo, president emeritus of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County, and president of the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc. 

One of his major projects is the Runaway Creek Nature Reserve located in Belize, Central America. Research on this 6,100-acre reserve includes studies of jaguars, pumas, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, bats, and migratory birds. 

He is also the founder and director of Birds Without Borders/Aves Sin Fronteras in Belize and in the Midwest. Boese received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, where he conducted his doctoral research on primates in Senegal, West Africa. He lives in Pewaukee Lake, Wisconsin.

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