Jarrod is a Biologist for the Steinhart Aquarium.
Briefly describe your job and your area of expertise. I work primarily with the reptiles and amphibians in the aquarium. My main tasks include caring for the animals in Africa Hall and the herps on the Borneo level of the rainforest. I am also the primary trainer for the Turkey Vulture.
What got you interested in becoming a biologist? I grew up around animals. My dad’s hobbies were breeding horses and pigeons. However, I was always much more interested in wildlife than in domestic animals.
More about Jarrod
Jarrod’s Suggested Reading:
“Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians” by Robert C. Stebbins, 2003 (Houghton Mifflin Company).
“Snakes” by Harry W. Greene, 1997 (University of California Press).
“Hawks, Eagles, & Falcons of North America” by Paul A. Johnsgard, 1990 (Smithsonian Institution Press).
“Don’t Shoot the Dog! Revised Edition” by Karen Pryor, 1999 (Bantam Books).