Jordan Schaul is a zoologist, animal trainer and former zoo and wildlife park curator. He has worked at several zoological facilities, including the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where he was animal curator. He also served as a consultant to wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centers in North America and internationally, including South Asia's Wildlife SOS. Wikipedia
He is an exotic and domestic animal trainer based in Los Angeles.
He is particularly interested in issues pertaining to human-wildlife conflict and advises Western Wildlife Outreach, which promotes human-large carnivore coexistence in the Pacific Northwest. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Schaul served as a regular contributor to National Geographic from 2010 to 2014. His popular articles have been cited in Scientific American and he has been quoted in numerous media outlets including Discovery News.
He was an affiliate faculty member at the University of Alaska. He served on the board of a grizzly bear advocacy organization and a US-based nonprofit, which conserves wildlife in Zambia, Africa. He recently joined the Board of Directors of ZooNation, an advocacy group for the zoo and aquarium industry and the Board of Directors of the Northwest Autism Foundation.
Schaul has served on both the Bear Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the IUCN's Conservation Education Commission. He was an ex officio council member of the International Association for Bear Research and Management and is a member of the Association of Zoo and Aquariums' Bear Taxon Advisory Group.
Schaul's archived work for National Geographic can be found here.
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