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Meet San Diego Zoo Global's
TIM RUPE

Careers - Tim’s Story
 Finding Purpose
Tim’s Story
Finding Purpose
Tim had a long career in an entirely different field—college counseling—before his tenure at San Diego Zoo Global began. Tim first started volunteering at the zoo because of his passion for wildlife, and couldn’t help but stay when he became familiar with the zoo’s powerful vision and mission.
Careers - What Tim Does
 Senior Operations Manager
What Tim Does
Senior Operations Manager
Tim’s day begins inside the zoo itself, as he readies San Diego Zoo for its throngs of daily visitors. From welcoming guests and arranging special accommodations to helping run one of the zoo’s many events, Tim spends the rest of his day making sure every guest’s experience at the zoo is a memorable one.
 
 
“I can’t even think about having a bad day if on my morning rounds I walk by the newest baby giraffe.“
 
“I can’t even think about having a bad day if on my morning rounds I walk by the newest baby giraffe.“
 
 
“We’ve earned our world-famous reputation—if someone walks out of the gate with that in their mind, I feel like we’ve achieved our goal.“
 
“We’ve earned our world-famous reputation—if someone walks out of the gate with that in their mind, I feel like we’ve achieved our goal.“