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Ginny Bio

 

Ginny Busch
Executive Director of the Endangered Wolf Center

I am…a wife and the mother of two beautiful children, three dogs, one cat, two parrots, two Clydesdales ­­– plus 40+  canids at the Endangered Wolf Center. I’m the daughter of a passionate, meticulous, businessman and a caring, thorough, force-of-a-lawyer mother. My passion for wildlife conservation has led me through the jungles of Uganda, the plains of Eastern Africa, the oceans of the Mesoamerican reef and more. Now, onto the wild west of the United States and the nation’s most mysterious, misunderstood predator – the wolf.

Hi, I’m Ginny

Virginia “Ginny” Busch grew up in St. Louis, Mo. As part of the Busch family, she has always had a connection to wildlife and animals through the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens family of parks.

For eight years, she served as Conservation Ambassador for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens as well as President of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.

In her role, she assisted in the planning and execution of the parks’ expanding conservation programs, including development and oversight of partnerships to support collaborative research projects. She also served as media spokeswoman for environmental efforts at the parks.

Ginny contributes to conservation and animal welfare at home and abroad as a board member and “Chair” of the National Council for World Wildlife Fund and a board member for Wild Earth Allies, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Humane Society of Missouri, and the Saint Louis Zoo.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in animal behavior from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ginny began her journey at the Endangered Wolf Center in February 2012, and her leadership, enthusiasm and passion for the animals at the Center and in the wild have been felt ever since. We and the animals under her care are fortunate to have her.