Topeka's new zoo director Brendan Wiley spent much of his time Monday at city hall attending orientations.. but he says he's excited to lead a new chapter at the Topeka zoo.
A self proclaimed animal lover... wiley says he's ready to start serving in his role of zoo director at the topeka zoo.
Challenges such as break ins that have occurred in the last few weeks.. and assembling a staff which can better preserve the health of the animals.. are on the forefront.
Wiley's arrival comes weeks after an inspection found eight violations at the zoo... and an independent review critical of zoo management.
Wiley will assist in hiring a new veterinarian.