Honoree: Brendan Finicle
Honored by: OC Parks
Cause Area: Animals & Environment
Brendan has been a docent at the OC Zoo for over 2 years. He has given more than 345 hours of service to the zoo running education programs for zoo visitors. Brendan volunteers almost every Saturday and can be counted on to be at the zoo with a big smile and great personality. Some of his primary tasks include staffing our Discovery Cart, helping out in the petting zoo, and handling animals for zoo visitors to see up close. Brendan can often be seen in the zoo talking to and showing guests our kingsnakes, red tailed hawk, kestrel, screech owl, and one of his favorites – our Argentine Red Tegu (a very large lizard). His friendliness and excitement about animals is always evident in his interactions with zoo guests. Zoo visitors would not be able to have these special up close encounters with animals and learn about them without docents like Brendan.