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Logan with Louie the carpet python

Logan with Louie the carpet python.

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.