Eugene Marais

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Eugene Marais

Manager of Zoological Services

Born in Pretoria, South Africa. I am married with 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. I had a passion for wildlife from an earlier age and therefore considered a career in the field. I studied & obtained a diploma in Nature Conservation.

My professional background

I have a broad range of animal experience – ranging over 37 years; including Giraffe, Rhino, Elephant, Antelope, Reptiles, Aquatic, Primates, Carnivores, and Avian species. My experience over the years has given me so much exposure relating to behavior management; capture, restraint transportation, enclosure design and project management. I joined Worldwide Zoo in 2013 working on various projects in a consultancy capacity.

What I do on my spare time

My hobby is wildlife photography and videography – especially invertebrates and birds. I enjoy music & musical theatre, and sports, including football, rugby, cricket, and golf.