'"I always loved animals. … Initially, I was interested in exotics and how captivity affected them," said Gold, a primatologist whose early career focused primarily on monkeys and apes."
He got a master's degree in systematic and behavioral biology at San Francisco State University, where he studied under Dr. Hal Markowitz, one of the modern founders of a movement to improve the environment for zoo animals. In the 1990s, Gold worked as an animal behaviorist and assistant curator for the Lincoln Park Zoo, before moving abroad to become the general curator for Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands and the general curator at the Singapore Zoo.'
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