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In support of the Zoological Society of San Diego’s mission and vision, the Development and Membership Department is dedicated to developing, maintaining, and nurturing...


The Society was founded on October 2, 1916, by Harry M. Wegeforth, M.D. It currently has a 12-member Board of Trustees headed by Frederick A. Frye, M.D.; Douglas G. Myers is the Society’s executive director.

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