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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gato Moteado, 11 Oct 2018.

  1. Gato Moteado

    Gato Moteado Member

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    my request to join just got approved!

    i'm from chicago. lived in miami, FL for four years where i was a volunteer in everglades national park. lived in austin, TX for eleven years. now i live in costa rica and i own three big rain forest properties.

    i'm a technology professional and i own a tech company. i'm looking to meet as many zoo and aquarium professionals as possible....i have a prototype of some technology i designed to enhance the visitor experience at zoos, museums and aquariums.....was an AZA member and have been to several of the annual conferences....showed my prototype to many zoos, including folks at the san diego zoo, and everyone who has seen it has said "we need that". i plan to get a commercially viable version of it in 2019 and would love to start networking with zoo leaders.

    i used to breed reptiles in captivity as a hobby....bred Basiliscus plumifrons and lots of colubrids, but my faves were always the many subspecies of Lampropeltis triangulum.

    I do a fair amount of zoo and wildlife photography, including extreme macro and focus stacking.

    i spend my free time crashing through my southern pacific coast rain forest property watching monkeys, macaws, toucans and everything else.

    looking forward to meeting as many of you all as possible.
     
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  2. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  3. Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Welcome. I hope we are going to get a lot of info and photos from you! Great.
     
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  4. Jambo

    Jambo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Hope you meet some zoo and aquarium professionals here. :)
     
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  5. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Also from the Netherlands : welcome to ZooChat !
     
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  6. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Gato.
     
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  7. TheWalrus

    TheWalrus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat!