OUR TEAM AND CULTURE
We are a team of professionals dedicated to promoting the conservation and propagation of rare and endangered species in captivity and sharing our knowledge with others.
Mario Tabraue is the co-founder and president of the Zoological Wildlife Foundation. He is strongly committed to exotic animal care, nutrition and behavior, and strives to use his knowledge and experience to inspire others.
At the Foundation, Mr. Tabraue applies his life-long passion for wildlife to create one-of-a-kind experiences with exotic animals, leading to exceptional encounters every day. His years of dedication to this endeavor have allowed him to better understand the endangered and rescued animals that call the Zoological Wildlife Foundation home. Several ZAA accredited facilities and veterinarians from around the world contact Mr. Tabraue for healthcare advice on wildlife in order to extend the survival rate of animals from birth.
Over the past 40 years, Mr. Tabraue and his team have created an environment for animals to stay healthy and improve their quality of life. The Foundation is the realization of a dream, and represents his enthusiasm for wildlife around the world. By housing a wide variety of exotic animals that serve as ambassadors for their species, it fulfills the educational and conservation-oriented goals that led Mr. Tabraue to start this journey.
Lauren is in charge of greeting you, organizing your adventure and booking your tour. She is always smiling and happy to help!
Andrea has been with ZWF Miami for more than 5 years. Besides our tour guide leader, she also trains all our small felines. Her experience allows her to work with our most challenging small animals!
Stephen’s favorite animal is a clouded leopard. His favorite animal to work with are Khiera & Kumba - the white lions.
He has a passion for animals and loves to make enrichments for them!