Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation

Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation

The purpose and mission of the Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation (also known as Zoo Corp) is to ensure the continuity of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo by determining its mission, setting policies for and overseeing its operation, and providing the Zoo with adequate resources.

Board of Directors

  • Kyle Kirkland, Chair
  • Babatunde Ilori , Vice Chair
  • Rion Morgenstern, Treasurer
  • Julie Vance, Secretary
  • Oliver Baines
  • Ross Parnagian
  • Wilma Tom Hashimoto
  • Emilia Reyes
  • Ethan Smith
  • Arelis Garcia
  • Christine Musson-Rendon

Mailing Address and Contact Information

Fresno Chaffee Zoo Administration Building
1250 West Olive Avenue
Fresno, California 93728
(559) 498-5910 (From the main menu, choose option 6)

Administration office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Board and Committee Meetings

General board meetings are public meetings and are held a minimum of four times per year, or more as needed, in the Education Building of Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Agendas are posted on message boards at the Administration and Education buildings as well as on the Fresno Chaffee Zoo website.

Next Board Meeting:

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5:30PM

Next Finance Committee Meeting:

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 4:30PM
1250 W. Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Next Nominating Committee Meeting:

Next Audit Committee Meeting:



Reports and Legal Documents

View our Reports page for all legal documents related to the organization and legal status of Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation including: Annual Reports, Bylaws and Policies, Founding Documents, RFQs and RFPs.