Miguel Santos

From The Zoo To You

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Miguel Santos started working with birds in 2003 and is currently the Bird Curator at Zoomarine – Portugal.


He's been on the Board of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) since 2008, where he has served as President and International Board Member, and is a Certified Professional Bird Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPBT-KA ) by the IATCB (International Animal Trainer Certification Board). 


Throughout the years Miguel has been fortunate to work with some of the great names in the professional bird training world, and has served as a consultant in projects in Portugal, Italy, Mexico and the Philippines. In 2019 he moved to the Middle East to start a training program with several species primates and carnivores.Miguel has a passion for creating connections between the animals and the zoo's visitors, in the hopes to inspire them to care, and most of to act on the protection of the environment and the animals we share this planet with.