Meet the Authors

Josh Hestermann 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 Hestermann owns her own writing business and is a passionate advocate for the conservation of wildlife and wild places. She volunteers at the Aquarium of the Pacific where she educates guests about marine life and ocean conservation. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Kratts Creatures, Wild Kratts, and Zoboomafoo.

Zoology for Kids Authors
Photo courtesy of Robin Riggs