JOAN PROCTER SOCKS
Joan Beauchamp Procter was fascinated by animals–especially reptiles and amphibians–from a young age. Her curiosity led her to a job at the Natural History Museum in London, where, despite not having a college education, she began engaging in academic zoology. As Curator of Reptiles for the London Zoo, she came up with a revolutionary idea that’s still very much in practice in zoos around the world today: modeling the animals’ zoo habitats after the animals’ natural habitats in the wild. This may not seem like a big deal, but it gives us happier and healthier animals in captivity and helps improve our understanding of them. Joan Procter is one of the brilliant women featured in Rachel Ignotofsky’s book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. Our empowering Joan Procter Crew Socks were made in collaboration with her.