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Henley, Gordon

Henley, Gordon

Henley, Gordon

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009

Interview 184a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Ellen Trout Zoo Director Gordon Henley reminisces about his 33 years at the zoo in Lufkin, talks about the several stages of expansion, and explains several of the projects the zoo has undertaken. He talks about working with the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, Friends of the Zoo, Lufkin City Council, and numerous volunteers. Mr. Henley details the zoo's expansion projects, including new animal habitats, the replica Mayan ruin jaguar space, the entranceways, and the most recent expansion and building project. He also mentions the Louisiana pine snake conservation project and the process for zoo accreditation.