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This profile was last updated on 12/18/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Lonnie McCaskill

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Zoological Manager

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Phone: (407) ***-****  
Local Address:  Bay Lake , Florida , United States
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista St
Burbank , California 91521
United States

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Employment History

  • Member of the Opening Team
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Co Chair for East and Southeast Asia
    IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group
  • General Curator
    Central Florida Zoological Park and Botanical Garden
  • Annual Conference Chair
    TSA Annual Meeting

Board Memberships and Affiliations

19 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), 18 Dec 2015 [cached]
Lonnie McCaskill
Lonnie McCaskill has spent a lifetime working with tortoises and crocodilians, starting as a Junior High school volunteer in the Dallas Zoo, moving to the White Oak Conservation Center and currently working as a Zoological Manager at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Lonnie was part of the opening team for Animal Kingdom and was instrumental in the animal transport, husbandry, and training for the Primate and Ituri areas of the park. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the AZA Crocodile Advisory Group and as a member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group. Lonnie has been involved with the TSA since its inception in 2001 and has served as the annual Conference Chair for every TSA Annual Meeting. He has participated on several TSA missions to Asia to help build and design breeding facilities and triage confiscated group of turtles and tortoises at the Yadandabon Zoo in Myanmar. In addition, Lonnie owns and operates Expedition Cargo, a socially-conscious business that imports cultural art, artifacts, textiles and other distinctive items for the private collector, home decorator and business.
By Lonnie ..., 30 Nov 2015 [cached]
By Lonnie McCaskill
Lonnie McCaskill
For transport to the release site, the gharials were placed in these tubes.
Lonnie McCaskill
Lonnie McCaskill
Lonnie McCaskill began his zoo career at the Dallas Zoo in 1984, and in 1994 moved to Florida to work at the White Oak Conservation Center. He was later a member of the opening team at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, where he was a zoological manager from 1997 until 2014. He serves on the AZA Crocodile Advisory Group steering committee and the Turtle Survival Alliance board of directors, and is also an IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group co-chair for Southeast Asia.
By Species | Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), 18 Dec 2015 [cached]
TSA Board Member Lonnie McCaskill dedicates a significant amount of his personal time to serving as mentor to the incredibly hard-working TSA India team.
Biography  - Lonnie McCaskill, 20 Feb 2006 [cached]
Biography - Lonnie McCaskill
Lonnie McCaskill has been keeping tortoises and other reptiles privately for over 35 years.Born and raised in Dallas Texas he worked at the Dallas Zoo for 10 years in both the mammal and reptile departments.From there he moved to Florida where he worked at White Oak Conservation Center before being hired at Disney's Animal Kingdom as a Zoological Manager in 1997.
Working with mostly mammal species he is also involved with crocodilians and their conservation.Sitting on the AZA Crocodile Advisory Group steering committee and volunteers with Florida Fish and Wildlife doing alligator survey work and participates in the annual alligator egg collection that supports the alligator farming industry.
Lonnie attended the first gathering in Fort Worth when the TSA was born and has participated every since.He maintains a number of tortoise species at home.When not at work or caring for his home collection he is an avid fisherman and plant enthusiast focusing on the weird and unique species such as palms, cycads, aloes and cactus.
TSA India Announces Staff Member of the Year | Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), 24 Nov 2014 [cached]
According to TSA board member Lonnie McCaskill, who has worked with Santram, "[He] is an integral part of most of the field operations for TSA India projects.
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