Joan Embery , zoo conservationist in United States
Born 1949-06-01 in United States
Joan Marie Embery (born June 1, 1949, in San Diego, California, United States) is an American animal and environmental advocate. She was a Trustee of the Morris Animal Foundation, a professional Fellow of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's Wildlife Health Center, and a founding member the American Association of Zoo Keepers. The goodwill ambassador to the San Diego Zoo''s Zoological Society of San Diego for 32 years, she has hosted educational series Animal Express, Animals of Africa, Baby Panda, and Challenge to Wildlife Specials for Public Broadcasting. She has raised awareness of animals and wildlife Conservation
through her books, tours, projects, and appearances on television shows, including talk shows.
In addition to being an environmental advocate, Embery is a skilled horsewoman who has won many awards, and Joan Embery taught Carol (elephant) to paint herself, while the calf was in the San Diego Zoo's children's zoo.