Name: Ben Ouellette
Hometown: Columbia, CT
Education: BS, Zoology, University of New Hampshire; MA, Biology, Miami University
Assignment: La Selva
On the job since: 2016
Previous experience: York’s Wild Kingdom (2008–12), Franklin Park Zoo (2012–16)
Favorite animal to work with: Chuckie the white-faced saki
Branching out: The rainforest is an ever-changing ecosystem, and Ben aims to bring that dynamism to the habitats in La Selva. “I like rearranging perches, hiding food and introducing enrichment items to make new environments for the animals every day,” he says.