Current News Releases
Julia McHugh, Director of Public Relations: (805) 569-3303 or email your request.
We appreciate your interest in the Zoo! Due to the high number of requests, we can only make tours and staff available for professional press. But please feel free to make use of the information on this website for your project.
Only photographers on professional assignment are allowed free admission, but students may take photos of the animals for project use only; for resale or professional uses, please see our Filming Guidelines. Students must pay admission, unless you are a student at the Brooks Institute. For Brooks Institute students, your instructors may have day passes available; please contact them directly to inquire.
Chief Executive Officer
BS degree, Environmental Studies, Principia College; Elsah, Illinois
MS degree, Natural Resource Management, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan
SB Zoo History:
Joined Zoo staff in 1998 as CEO/Director
Member since 1984
Conservation Education Committee
Roadside Zoo Task Force
Wildlife Conservation & Management Committee
Member Ethics Board
Board Vice President, California Association of Zoos & Aquariums (CAZA)
Board President, California Association of Museums (CAM)
Member Rotary Club of Santa Barbara
Member Advisory Committee, Endangered Species Update (University of Michigan)
Former Member Adult Education Curriculum Advisory Committee, Santa Barbara Community College
Indianapolis Zoo, Vice President for Science & Program Development
World Wildlife Fund, Director of Public Programs/Senior Fellow
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Executive Director
Zoo Atlanta, Education Curator
Kansas City Zoo, Director of Public Relations
University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources & Environment, Instructor/Administrator
- Graduated 1991 UCSB
- Member of AZA glee club
- Loves giraffes
All the sample images below are available as digital files for use with articles about the Santa Barbara Zoo. Digital files can be provided by email or FTP site as jpegs suitable for Web use (72 dpi), or for newspaper or magazine/book use (300 dpi).
To request images: Email Julia McHugh, Public Relations Director.
Please include the name of your publication, the ID numbers for the images you would like to receive, the format (size/resolution of file you need), and delivery option (email or FTP site). We will determine if your request meets our guidelines and respond to your email promptly.