October 04, 2021
The behind-the-scenes at Adventure Aquarium are just as interesting as what you experience when you visit. On any given day, you will find a member of our husbandry team hurrying the hallways and staircases with a bucket of feed working to keep our more than 15,000 animals well-feed, enriched and loved.
Our husbandry team is 37 individuals made up of a veterinarian, veterinarian technician, curators, biologists and aides, and is divided by a fish and invertebrate staff and a bird and mammal staff. Breaking the team up into these two categories allows for the biologists to provide specialized care to all of our residents.
Our team is considered to be experts in the field. Each husbandry team member needs a Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and a scuba certification. Many are program leaders for many Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ committees and programs, including the Species Survival Plan (SSP) Program, FrogWatch and SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction).
Meet some of the husbandry team below, and click to watch the videos to learn how they became an animal caretaker.