About Frank M. Thompson

Frank M. Thompson
In Memoriam
Jul 15, 1928 - Feb 25, 2016
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Florida


Frank Thompson was indeed a man of many talents. In his career he was a circus musician, animal dealer, animal trainer and staff member of both private and public zoos.

Working at Fort Worth Zoo,  Mesker Park Zoo, and Jacksonville Zoo he honed his skill as an animal man and administrator.  His position as an animal broker also gave him a perspective about zoos and the practice of acquiring fauna.