Benjamin King, B.S.
Benjamin joined the Beyond the Dog team after spending over 12 years with the Houston Zoo, where he worked with and cared for an abundance of species, including various birds, bears, African lions, leopards, jaguars, African painted dogs, and cheetahs. He has been passionate about animals from a young age, when he started to gain experience dog sitting for neighbors and friends, volunteering at a veterinary clinic, and taking summer jobs at Sea World in San Antonio.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Benjamin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, studying conservation biology, ecology and psychology. While in attendance, he was also able to study and volunteer at the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection, the Wildlife and Exotic Animal Center, and serve as an officer of the Society for Conservation Biology.
Ben shares his home with his two rescued fur-babies, Honey and Gypsy, and enjoys spending time with friends, singing, and playing volleyball.