Who is Ron Magill?

Zoo Miami Goodwill Ambassador and Communications Director Ron Magill is a wildlife expert, photographer, television personality, educator and animal conservation activist.

Growing up in New York City, Ron was exposed to wildlife through his favorite TV shows, including Wild Kingdom. His passion and curiosity led him to the University of Florida, and eventually to work as a zookeeper at Zoo Miami, where he would earn the official “Zoo Guy” title.


Through appearances on Good Morning America, Sábado Gigante, The Dan Le Batard Show and his work as a NikonUSA Ambassador, Ron has inspired a sense of conservation awareness in fans across the globe. His latest project, The Ron Magill Conservation Endowment is dedicated to ensuring support for international wildlife conservation projects and instilling a legacy of global empathy from generation to generation. Surpassing its original goal of raising $1 million, the endowment continues to work with global conservationists and organizations to ensure the survival of the world’s most unique species.