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Ron Magill at the L.A. Zoo

Five-time Emmy® award winner makes a special appearance at the L.A. Zoo

Photo by Ron Magill

Event Snapshot

January 25, 2020

VIP Photo Walk and Talk
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Photo Talk
1 – 3 p.m.
$20/$15 Members

VIP Photo Walk and Talk

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


This exclusive VIP ticket grants you early access to the Zoo with a small group of fellow photography enthusiasts for a tour of the Zoo with Ron Magill himself. It’s your chance to meet Ron, get expert tips and tricks, and witness this famed Nikon USA® Ambassador in action.

Your VIP experience includes:

  • Admission to the Zoo before it is open to the public
  • Personal tour around the Zoo with Ron Magill
  • Special animal feedings and animal close-ups
  • A private lunch with Ron Magill
  • Entrance to the Photo Talk, with VIP reserved seating area

Photo Talk

1 – 3 p.m.


Join us as five-time Emmy® award winner Ron Magill will be making a special appearance at the L.A. Zoo as he shares his story on how he became one of the top wildlife photographers, and how you can, too!

Tickets* to this fascinating lecture and Q&A session are just $20 and $15 for members. Seating is extremely limited, so get your tickets now, before they sell out!

*Seating is general admission, and not assigned. Your ticket only admits you admission into the Witherbee Auditorium and not the Zoo. If you wish to enter the Zoo, you must purchase a general admission ticket or have a GLAZA membership.

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About Ron Magill

Ron Magill

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 as well as on Spanish networks Univision and Telemundo. In addition, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy-Award winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those 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 where he helps to grant wishes for children facing life-threatening diseases. In addition, he is a regular speaker at schools and civic organizations throughout South Florida in hopes of inspiring 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 endowment is the largest of its kind at the zoo and provides tens of thousands of dollars annually to wildlife conservation by providing annual scholarships as well as supporting field conservation projects designed to protect wildlife in the wild areas where it is naturally found.

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