Sarasota Jungle Gardens' animal department staff is comprised of a number of educated, experienced and devoted people. Possessing a variety of specialties, our staff is very familiar with all our "residents," be they birds, mammals or reptiles. Collectively, our personnel have over 50 years of animal-handling experience and education.
Staff members in the animal department have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Science. They have attended such renowned schools as Johns Hopkins, Penn State and Drake universities.
At Sarasota Jungle Gardens, all of our animals are well cared for and we proudly note that we exceed the USDA and Florida Fish and Wildlife guidelines. We also have strict requirements for all animal husbandry.