Bill BakerBill received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management from West Texas State University in 1989 followed by his post-graduate work in Zoology.His
areas of research are crisis management, zoological safety, and animal behavior, which draws upon his
experience as a Zoologist, PADI Rescue Diver
, TPWD Hunter Safety Instructor, NRA Firearms Instructor, Safe Capture graduate, and Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor.He is also a past member of Who's Who of Professional Management. Bill
has been active in the fields of wildlife management and zoology for many years, and has worked at numerous universities and zoological facilities in the Southwest.His
experience includes positions as Lab and Museum Assistant, Shoot Team Leader, ERT Member, Large Mammal Keeper, Elephant and Marine Mammal Trainer, Senior Keeper, and Zoo Curator.He
also operates Panthera Research
, a consulting and research firm specializing in exotic felid husbandry, ethology, and training.Currently, he serves on the AZA Antelope Taxon Advisory Group, the Sanctuary Standards of Care And Operations work group, the Maned Wolf SSP Management Committee, and is a Contributing Author to the AZA Jaguar SSP Husbandry Manual and Associate Editor for the AAZK book "Resources for Crisis Management".He
has also been known on rare occasions to bark and purr at our cougars here at TCWR.Bill is currently Curator of Hoofed Mammals and Tropical Birds at the Little Rock Zoo.
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