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About Jungle Bob

Jungle bobJungle Bob’s infectious passion for some of the worlds most “Unloved, Unusual and Unknown” began decades ago when as a 6 year old boy he moved from NYC's Hell's Kitchen section to suburban Long Island. It was there he encountered many species of animals unknown to him and a life long journey of learning about reptiles began.

A veteran of over 50 trips to tropical rain forests and dozens more to wild habitats around the globe, Jungle Bob has brought the plight of the forests and the creatures that inhabit them to the masses. He was the publisher of the critically acclaimed Fauna Magazine, a National Geographic quality publication that focused on that segment of our natural world. He opened the Seprentarium in Riverhead, a living museum run by a not for profit organization that he was the Chairman of. 

In 2008 he opened Jungle Bob's Reptile World, the Northeast’s largest reptile only pet store, that preaches responsible pet ownership and captive breeding.

Jungle Bob has personally touched the lives of thousands of people through informative traveling live animal presentations where he weaves tales from his extensive travels, shares his knowledge and passion of the subject, while dispelling the myths associated with these amazing creatures. 

Through social media Jungle Bobs message has gone viral via the YouTube channel.

 "I get a lot of satisfaction when I see the kids eyes light up during presentations. Children are becoming disconnected from the natural world. Being able to see, feel and touch a lizard or a snake is an amazing experience for most and I always try to leave them wondering what else there is to learn.”

Jungle Bob also manages to find the time to lead expeditions to Central America as he has done for fifteen years, to give a chosen few the opportunity to view animals in the wild. "Seeing animals in their natural habitats really is the ultimate in terms of understanding the inter-connectivity of all living things"