An experienced wildlife professional and animal trainer, Josh Ruffell has had a strong fascination with reptiles since his teenage years, when he kept a ball python as a pet. After high school, he studied biology at Salem State College in Massachusetts and completed a two-year certificate program in exotic animal training and management at Moorpark College in California. The Moorpark program gave Josh Ruffell the opportunity to train and care for wild animals including a black leopard, rhesus macaque, olive baboon, dromedary camel, and double yellow-headed Amazon parrot.
Over his career, Josh Ruffell has served as an animal trainer with major film and television companies, and continues to work with companies to provide animals for various productions. He has also served as a consultant with the Survivor television series and a curator with the Australia Zoo. Currently a freelance trainer and consultant, Mr. Ruffell works with several different companies that provide animals for films and television programs.
Moorpark, CA, US