Danny Mendez is a Professional Zoologist with a rich background in the Zoo & herpetological world. He began his career as a zookeeper at WCS the Bronx Zoo in NY & later Turtleback Zoo in NJ and went on to become the Senior Animal Keeper at a well known museum in the New York City area designing exhibits and life support systems on award-winning exhibits. Danny is well-known for his knowledge on Reptiles & Amphibians and has appeared on various TV & Radio shows such as History Channel's MonsterQuest and Radio Disney and was a two-term president for the NJ Herpetological Society and is well known for breeding spectacular tree boas belonging to the genus Corallus. He is also a licensed falconer & certified SCUBA diver.
Andy (on left Fanboying out with Kerry King) is no stranger to the reptile world having worked as a wildlife educator and maintaining a varied Reptile collection at home. A long time friend of Danny's, Andy was a natural wingman and cornerstone of the Urban Jungles Radio show.
Sky Stevens is a Biology Student, Wildlife enthhusiast, and Herp & Invert lover making her a natural fit here at UJR.Sky carries the important, but heart-wrenching task of reporting to us from many of the Rattlesnake Round Up festivals occurring across Texas. She's working closely with other organizations to help put a stop to these barbaric events. As long as they go on, you can count on Sky to report live for UJR straight from the trenches!
Sky's invertebrate enthusiasm is as much of a breath of fresh air as she is, when Sky talks...everyone listens.
UJR continues to deliver hard hitting and fun reports from around the world with the help of our international reporter hailing from across the pond in the U.K. When she's not Acting (The Human Centipede 2), Modeling (Vogue), caring for or rescuing animals and educating the masses about wildlife (Michael's Mobile Menagerie)...she's right here on UrbanJunglesRadio reporting on a wide range of topics as only we can bring them to you.
Be sure to follow Emma on twitter if you just can't get enough! @emma_lock
Besides beautiful snakes, deep within the Pines you'll find a plethora of comedic talent and ball handling skill in the form of Jason B. (Pictured here with his next meal). Jason is an accomplished snake breeder and has a varied taste in everything from Reptiles & Amphibians to feathered fiends running a fowl thanks to Shakespeare. Jason often lends his wicked writing skills to parodies and ideas to the collective genius of UJR.
Combination Reptile Geek & Grease Monkey, Kari can outdo most men by building a car out of spare parts when she feels the need to road cruise for snakes...in minutes It's precisely these talents that we've harnessed to make our time out at the Chicago NARBC the most productive possible. You'll see Kari manning our table and helping Danny & Andy spread the awesome on a nationwide level. She also doubles as their personal body guard promptly delivering beatdowns until a secret code word is yelled. UJR ain't nothing to F with.