There’s a new zoo guy in town

More outreach and more up-close interaction are at the top of the agenda for new Gulf Breeze Zoo Director Jesse Pottebaum.

Pottebaum, who took the reins of the operation in May, said he has settled nicely into his new position. He took a moment to speak to a reporter following a sleepless night of looking after an animal. He said the critter is fine, though he would like a little more sleep.

In his new job, Pottebaum oversees the three branches of the zoo: animal care; guest services; and maintenance and landscaping.

Read the full article in the Aug. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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