Alumna serves as director of the Vilas Zoo
Isthmus, Madison

By Nora Hertel

You can't miss the orangutans.
Photos, drawings and large handprints of the great apes are everywhere in the office belonging to Ronda Schwetz, who became Henry Vilas Zoo's director in June.
Schwetz became enamored of orangutans about seven years ago, while serving as the primate curator at the Denver Zoo. There she met Robin, an orangutan whose calm energy stood in contrast to the more volatile gorillas, and who reminded her of her twin toddlers.

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