Good luck at the Oregon Zoo, Jen

On Thursday, Wildlife Images celebrated the final day for Jen Osburn Eliot, our Curator of Animal Services. Jen spent 6 1/2 years with us, and has been such a wonderful and stabilizing presence. Through her guidance and leadership, we were able to take increase  the number of patients we can take in to more than 1,200 patients each year. She also ensured our permanent residents had the best care possible. She was always there with an answer and had such a kind and caring approach to everything she did with us.

At her going away, we presented her with a canvas featuring the staff’s handprints, as well as paw prints from many of our Animal Ambassadors. She was also given several other items as a small token of our appreciation for everything she has contributed to Wildlife Images over the years.

Her impact is felt all across this campus, and she will never be forgotten.

While we are sad Jen is leaving us, we are excited for the opportunity in front of her. She has accepted a position at the Oregon Zoo to head up the North American section of the zoo. That is a key role at the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi River. We know she will thrive there, just as she has everywhere she has gone in her career.

Good luck, Jen!