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Outgoing Houston Zoo CEO Discusses the State of the Zoo and the Return of Gorillas

Houston Zoo President and CEO Deborah Cannon is retiring this summer, after more than 10 years leading the organization. She joins Houston Matters to talk about her time at the zoo and how it’s changed. Cannon’s visit comes as the zoo unveils its new gorilla exhibit to the public. It’s been 11 years since the […]

Houston Zoo President and CEO Deborah Cannon is retiring this summer, after more than 10 years leading the organization. She joins Houston Matters to talk about her time at the zoo and how it’s changed.

Cannon’s visit comes as the zoo unveils its new gorilla exhibit to the public. It's been 11 years since the zoo has housed these animals. We learn more about the return of gorillas to the Houston Zoo.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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