SAN DIEGO ZOO ESCORT
Joop Kuhn, Animal Care Manager
Joop (pronounced Yopi) Kuhn, Animal Care Manager for the San Diego Zoo’s Bird Department, has 34 years of experience with avian species. Joop graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Biology and entered the zookeeping field at SeaWorld, where he cared for a large penguin colony. His penguin expertise has taken him to the wilds of Antarctica and South Africa. Joop is a cofounder of the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program, and his insight into the efforts to save many of Hawaii's most endangered birds will provide a firsthand, behind-the-scenes experience for the travelers who join him on this tour.