About Edward Maruska

Edward Maruska
In Memoriam
Feb 19, 1934 - Jun 14, 2022
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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Cincinnati, Ohio

Director Emeritus

Ed’s formative years started with a job at Chicago’s Lincoln Park zoo (1955) as an animal keeper and head of the Children’s Zoo. The director of the zoo, and his mentor was Marlin Perkins.

In 1961 he moved to the Cincinnati Zoo as General Curator. He became director of the zoo in 1968. After retiring from Cincinnati he served as interim zoo director for the Los Angeles Zoo.