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Sebastian with Tate the African spurred tortoise

Sebastian with Tate the African spurred tortoise.

Name: Sebastian Carcano

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Education: BA, Psychology, Florida International University

Assignment: Expedition Africa

On the job since: 2013

Previous experience: Zoo Miami (2009–13)

Favorite animals to work with: Fangs the rock hyrax, Kibibi the white rhino and Doc the giraffe

It runs in the family: Sebastian began his zoo career at the tender young age of 15, selling hot dogs at Zoo Miami (where his mom and brother also worked). After finishing his degree, Sebastian was hired as an elephant keeper. Requiring extensive amounts of training and positive reinforcement, these highly intelligent pachyderms gave Sebastian the foundation he needed to effectively manage animal behavior.