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Scovill Zoo Undergoing Leadership Transition

The Scovill Zoo in Decatur is in the midst of a leadership transition.


On the WHOW Morning Show Friday, Executive Director Ken Frye told Regional Radio he is transitioning out of the Executive Director's role to a new role within the Decatur Park District.



Heather Purdeu will become the next Executive Director of the Zoo and she has been with the zoo for over 25 years in various capacities. She looks forward to stepping into the Executive Director position.



Purdeu says one of her favorite parts of working at the zoo is interacting with the public and promoting conservation. 


The transition for the zoo will become official in April. 


The Scovill Zoo opens for the season on March 30. Visit scovillzoo.com or find them on Facebook for more information on the season ahead. 

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