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Rattlesnakes, cobras, alligators, and a huge collection of venomous reptiles come with lots of risks in the daily life of herpetologist and reptile keeper Matt Lanier. Meet some of these beautiful creatures and learn about the exhilarating work to ensure their well-being.
Episode filmed live at the 2018 World Science Festival in New York CIty. The full Cool Jobs program from that year can be viewed online.
Matt Lanier has worked at the Staten Island Zoo for almost 17 years. During his time in Staten Island, he helped in the development and construction of a new Reptile Wing. His everyday animal duties at the zoo have mainly focused on the care and maintenance of the large venomous collection which includes cobras, Asian pit vipers, and of course rattlesnakes, which the Staten Island Zoo is known for around the world.Read More