Meet the Authors

Josh and Bethanie Hestermann write animal-science books for kids. Josh is the terrestrial husbandry manager at the California Science Center. He has worked as a senior mammalogist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, a senior animal care specialist working with marine mammals at Brookfield Zoo, and a keeper, presenter, and educator at Phoenix Zoo. He has led research trips to study California sea lions in Mexico and participated in the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program in Sarasota Bay, Florida. Bethanie is a freelance writer and is a passionate advocate for the conservation of wildlife and wild places.

Zoology for Kids Authors
Photo courtesy of Robin Riggs