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Do you want to live in a world without elephants, without tigers, without frogs? The planet is losing species at alarming rates, and we must act now if we want to save those that teeter on the brink of extinction. From honeybees to rhinos, John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England, has dedicated more than 30 years to protecting wildlife and educating people of all ages about the role that each living creature plays in the web of life. He’s here to tell you that extinction matters.

As the President and CEO of Zoo New England, John Linehan is responsible for ensuring the animals under their stewardship not only receive exceptional care. He’s also responsible for ensuring that the Zoo fulfills the critical mission of conservation and educating visitors of all ages about their role in healthy, thriving ecosystems.


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John Linehan

John Linehan

John Linehan is the Franklin Park Zoo’s president and CEO since 2001 and a man whose own career at the zoo goes back more than three decades. A self-proclaimed “animal and nature nut,” Linehan is actually the head of two zoos: Franklin Park and the 107-year-old Stone Zoo in Stoneham.