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Jarod Miller  

Naturalist / Zoologist / Television Host

Jarod Miller is a young naturalist, zoologist, television host and producer, with 20 years of experience working with animals, and 15 years of experience in television. Miller has spoken at venues ranging from wildlife parks and universities, all the way to the White House. He is also the former executive director of the Binghamton Zoo, and was the youngest accredited zoo director in the United States at age 25.

Since he was 10, Miller has both propagated and worked to conserve endangered animal species. He has raised, studied and handled a tremendous variety of wildlife including large cats, bears, prosimians, large and small primates, birds of prey, crocodiles, venomous snakes and reptiles, and large hoofed animals, among many others. He is also experienced in the research and data collection of captive and wild specimens. As a teenager he also trained champion dogs for obedience competitions and national showmanship.

As a child Miller spent most of his time outdoors, always wanting to be closer to nature. Zoos were always his favorite destination, and he could identify every animal that lived at the zoo. In fact, when asked to write down his favorite animal for a second grade assignment, he came up with a three-page list of nearly 200 species.

Miller earned a degree in Zoology from Oswego State University in New York, and has published and presented research on primate behavior and ecology within the scientific community. He is a professional fellow of the American Zoo Association, an associate member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, and a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

In 1996, Miller started his own wildlife production and education company, Wild Encounters, and has since traveled to over 13 countries, focusing on areas in South America, Central America and Equatorial Africa.

In the past decade, Miller has made hundreds of appearances on national television, as a regular guest on such shows as, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Rachael Ray, Live with Regis and Kelly, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, among many others, and is a regular contributor for NBC News, CNN, and Fox News.

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