This is Ben Goodwin, our Ectotherm Keeper.
“So what’s an Ectotherm Keeper?” we hear you say. Good question. Ectotherms are animals that depend on external sources to regulate their body temperature. Like reptiles, crabs, fish and many insects. And Ben LOVES insects. Which is great news for Auckland Zoo’s ‘bug’ population because ectotherms need a lot of looking after.
Maintaining the right environment for every species to thrive is a job that takes patience, care and attention. And with two certificates in Animal Management and over 14 years of experience (more than half his life) Ben is just the man for the job. Not just at the Zoo, but in the wild as well.