Joan Scheier

Joan Scheier grew up going to the zoo. She served as a city public school librarian for more than a quarter century and is now a wildlife guide at the Central Park Zoo. Her familiarity with the city's history and architecture, her love of zoos, and her extraordinary talent as a researcher and writer combine to create this loving tribute to one of the city's most memorable places. Scheier lives in Queens, and her favorite animals are the sea lions.