Dr. Patrick Condy, born and raised in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, is the Executive Director of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Pat worked for the National Parks and Wildlife Department of Rhodesia in the early 1970s, then lived in South Africa for six years conducting research on Antarctic seals and whales before becoming the director of scientific research in the South African Antarctic Program. From 1992 to 2000 he was director of the Johannesburg zoo. He and his family came to the USA in 2001, when he worked as Program Dean for The School for Field Studies in Beverly, Massachusetts, associated with Boston University. Dr. Condy helped found and served many years on the board of the Pan African Zoo and Aquarium Association (PAAZAB), and served as scientific advisor on the South African delegation to the Antarctic Treaty system, and as national representative on the International Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Dr. Condy has authored many scientific publications and co-authored a number of books on the ecology and conservation of the Antarctic.