International Expeditions has great guides scheduled to lead the tour. One of your guides will be local expert naturalist Jonathan Sequeira, a Master Naturalist who did his Ph.D work in medicinal plants of the rainforest. All guides studied science, nature and wildlife at the university level and in the field.
Gladys Porter Zoo Expert
Dr. Thomas deMaar is the Senior Veterinarian at the Gladys Porter Zoo. He had previously worked as the Director of Animal Health and Research at Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, Michigan and the consulting veterinarian at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, Saginaw, Michigan. For eight years before working in Michgan, Dr. de Maar created and managed a privately funded ecosystem conservation veterinary practice in Kenya, East Africa. Dr. deMaar maintained and monitored animal and ecosystem health for a 13,000-acre wildlife and rhino reserve and served as Zoo veterinarian for a collection of 200+ captive wildlife.
Other professional adventures have included: wildlife medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, mixed animal practice, international development, environmental research and conservation education in the USA, Uganda, Pakistan, and Kenya. Dr. deMaar is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.
For a detailed itinerary and price information download the trip brochure.
*Please note that a modification to the itinerary has been made because of airline schedules. An additional day has been added to the interary. This day is not reflected on the brochure.