I have a BS in Animal Science from University of Illinois at Urbana and a MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Illinois at Chicago.
I have been a zoo nutritionist for 22 years, the last 10 of those at the Dallas Zoo.
I have an active interest in nutrition of all species of zoo animals, but in particular carnivorous birds. They can be one of the greatest challenges meeting all their unique requirements.
I feel that our diets are very complete, but the best way to ensure that is to perform some nutritional analysis on the actual animals we are feeding. Hopefully this project will get full funding and answer some of the questions we have.