Doug Jones makes supporting the Minnesota Zoo a family affair. Among Jones' family and friends (from Warroad to Eagan) are many teachers, so it is not surprising that education is near and dear to his heart. As a result, since 2002, the Jones Family has provided outstanding support for Zoomobile through the Jones Family Endowment Fund, which enables Zoo naturalists to take the Zoo to those who might not otherwise be able to visit the Zoo. Zoomobile brings live animals (such as tamanduas, hawks and turtles) into classrooms, libraries and community centers throughout Minnesota.
Doug says, "After seeing the Zoomobile in action, I think it's a worthwhile educational tool. I believe in it." Thanks to Doug and his family's support of the endowment, the Zoomobile will continue to provide high-quality environmental education well into the future. And for the next generation of Jones (Doug's grandchildren), supporting the Minnesota Zoo demonstrates their family values.