Michael Fouraker

Board of Directors

The Fort Worth Zoo’s Executive Director, Michael Fouraker, has been with the Zoo since 1993 and has more than 40 years of animal, conservation, and zoo management expertise.  He has focused his career on building partnerships that support global conservation initiatives.  Michael’s field experience includes work in Africa, India, South America, North America and throughout the Caribbean. An advocate of sustainability and active wildlife management, Michael is a founder and board officer of the International Elephant Foundation boardpresidentof the International Iguana Foundation and Caribbean Wildlife Alliance, and a board member of the International Rhino Foundation.

These organizations have contributed tens of millions of dollars in support of these rare species and their habitat.  Michael has served on various committees for the World Conservation Union (IUCN), as a board member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the American Zoo Association and the scientific advisory board for UNESCO.