Rick Schwartz

Blogger Profile: Rick Schwartz

Rick Schwartz is a senior keeper who also serves as the ambassador for the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. He joined San Diego Zoo Global in 2000 as a part-time keeper in the San Diego Zoo’s Children’s Zoo. He advanced to a senior keeper in 2004. As a keeper for San Diego Zoo Global, Rick is responsible for the care of many different species of birds, mammals and reptiles. He works with keepers and veterinary staff to care for and improve the physical and psychological well-being of the animals. As ambassador, Rick has traveled across the country and around the world representing the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Making appearances on local television stations and national morning shows like CBS’s "Early Show," he shares with the public all that the Zoo and Safari Park do, locally and globally, for conservation. During his many television and radio interviews, Rick’s passion for wildlife and conservation are surpassed only by the many charismatic animals he brings with him.
Botswana: Making a Difference

Botswana: Making a Difference

Rick is sharing his adventures in Africa with staff from our conservation partner, Elephants Without Borders. Read his previous post, Botswana: Chobe River. May 9, 2009 (Saturday) Yesterday, Friday, we[…..]

Botswana: Lions

Botswana: Lions

Rick is currently in Africa to see elephants. Read his previous blog, Botswana: Still Tracking Elephants. May 6, 2009 (Wednesday) Today we woke up before sunrise to gather some gear[…..]

Botswana: Still Tracking Elephants

Botswana: Still Tracking Elephants

Rick is currently in Africa to see elephants. Read his previous blog, Botswana: Tracking Elephants. May 5, 2009 (Tuesday afternoon) After lunch, we headed back the way we came, checking[…..]

Botswana: Tracking Elephants

Botswana: Tracking Elephants

Rick is currently in Africa to see elephants. Read his previous blog, Botswana: Adventures Begin! May 5, 2009 (Tuesday morning) At this point I have lost track of the days[…..]

Botswana: Adventures Begin!

Botswana: Adventures Begin!

Rick is in Africa to see elephants. Read his previous post, Botswana. May 4, 2009 (Monday) You may remember from my previous post when I mentioned the lightning and thunder[…..]