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Guy Lichty

Curator of Mammals

Guy Lichty is one of the North Carolina Zoo’s two Mammal Curators.  With 33 years of experience in zoos, his primary responsibilities include the general supervision of operations, resource management and staff involved in the care of  elephants, rhinos and antelope, as well as red wolves, black and grizzly bears, bison and elk. He is also responsible for the acquisition, disposition and husbandry of all animals in his sections.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Furman University in Greenville, SC, Guy worked for five years at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, most of which was spent as one of two Area Supervisors responsible for a wide variety of animals. Guy also spent more than two years as a Field Biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service in San Diego, California, studying marine mammals, particularly the involvement of porpoise in the tuna fishing industry. Later he worked nine years for the San Diego Zoo, most of that time as an Animal Management Supervisor. He has been with the North Carolina Zoo since 1993.

Guy is currently serving on the Steering Committee for the Elephant Taxon Advisor Group/Species Survival Plan for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

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North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, North Carolina