Name: Logan Mallard
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Education: AS, Zoo Animal Technology, Santa Fe College
Assignment: Wildlife Detective Training Academy
On the job since: 2016
Previous experience: Santa Fe Teaching Zoo (2014–16)
Favorite animal to work with: Louie the carpet python, Joanna the Gould’s monitor and Isaiah the blue-headed pionus
Our shining star: Growing up, Logan was inspired by “zoological celebrities” like Steve Irwin, Jeff Corwin and the Kratt Brothers. Today he uses his passion for animals to similarly excite young children about reptiles, invertebrates and other misunderstood creatures.