Gerry Creighton Sr., zoo curator in Ireland
Born ? in Ireland
His father worked in the Guinness brewery and wanted to get him started there but he wasn’t interested. At the age of 14, he looked for a job in the Zoo and they took him on. Over the next 51 years, he put this knowledge into practice, eventually becoming senior curator at Dublin Zoo, and a key figure in the Zoo’s development.
Gerry and his wife Catherine brought up five children. The two boys – Gerry Creighton Jr.
and James Creighton
– followed in their father’s footsteps and both are senior keepers at the zoo.