Sara Hamlin

Great Bend Zoo
Title: Curator/Zoo Supervisor
Phone: 620-793-4226
Sara with sedated lion

I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Great Bend to join the wonderful staff at the zoo. Growing up less than 40 miles from tow of the most impressive zoos in the country fostered my passion for animals. I graduated from Emporia State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Biology.
I started my career at Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City and spent six and a half years there working with big cats, hoofstock and primates. In 2014 I accepted a job at Dallas Zoo working with lions cheetahs. While I enjoyed working in Dallas, I missed small town life and working with a diverse group of animals. 
My free time is spent with my husband and daughter taking care of our own zoo of three horses, a donkey, a pig, three dogs and five cats. I'm very excited to be a part of helping the amazing little zoo grow and improve.  

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