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Ron Magill

Zoo Communications and Media Relations Director

Zoo Miami/Nikon Ambassador USA


Ron has worked with wildlife for over 40 years.  He is the host of HITN’s national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill.  As Zoo Miami’s  “Goodwill Ambassador”, he has made frequent television appearances on many programs, including National Geographic Explorer, The Discovery Networks, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show, CBS’ This Morning, Dateline, and CNN He has also been featured on Spanish networks Univision and Telemundo.  In addition, he is a Nikon USA Ambassador. He has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world.  He has extensively traveled across Africa, Asia, and Tropical America, dedicating his efforts to developing and overseeing conservation projects as well as creating Emmy-Award winning documentaries that highlight the wildlife found in these regions.


Other than Zoo Miami and the Zoo Miami Foundation, Ron has worked with several children’s charities, with a special dedication to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. There, he helps grant wishes for children facing life-threatening diseases.  In addition, he regularly speaks at schools and civic organizations throughout South Florida, hoping to inspire our youth to follow their dreams ,while showing them the importance of protecting our world’s wildlife for generations to come.


Ron’s proudest professional accomplishment is the establishment of the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment at the Zoo Miami Foundation.  This particular endowment is the largest in its category within the zoo, and it contributes a substantial amount of money each year towards wildlife conservation efforts. It achieves this by offering yearly scholarships and funding field conservation projects that aim to safeguard wildlife in their natural habitats.

Join me for a fun Pre-Expo event at the Little Rock Zoo!

A Walk on the Wildside : The Joys of Photographing Animals

Thursday May 16

12:00pm – 4:00pm


Keynote Presentation

“Storytelling – The Power of Images to Connect People to Wildlife.”

Friday May 17

5:00pm – 6:45pm

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