With over 50 years of experience in the industry, he has provided exceptional care to exotic animals, improved conservation efforts for wildlife, and educated many generations about the beautiful animals that call Virginia Safari Park their home.
Mogensen is committed to the health and wellbeing of animals, both within his zoos and in the wild. He is dedicated to saving wildlife through public education, captive breeding programs, habitat preservation, and partnering with conservation projects.
It is for this reason that all of the parks under his management work closely with conservation societies and associations, and why they provide grants to fund conservation projects around the world. As part of this effort, he added the role of Corporate Conservation Coordinator to oversee the myriad of ongoing conservation efforts.
To date, he has organized partnerships between Zoofari Parks and these top conservation programs:
1. Sumatran Orangutan Society
2. Giraffe Conservation Foundation
3. International Rhino Foundation
4. Source Population Alliance
5. Penguin Conservation at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust
6. Cheetah Conservation Fund
7. Schmidt's Guenon, Animal Management Program, Zoological Association of America
Not only is conservation and education a top priority, but Mogensen has a long list of experience and affiliations which include:
Wildlife ConservationistMember Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1983 Registered Animal Supplier from 1990 to 2000 Professional Member in Zoological Association of America (ZAA) Operates zoos which are ZAA Accredited Member of Exotic Wildlife Association (EWA)