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Melissa Nelson Slater

Melissa Nelson Slater

Wildlife Conservation Society


Melissa Nelson Slater joined the Bronx Zoo in January 2008, and is now their first Assistant Curator of Behavioral Husbandry. Her role is to facilitate development of the enrichment and training programs throughout the WCS zoos. Her current work encompasses many different species including; Komodo dragons, tigers, white rhinos, giraffes, vultures, Nile crocodiles, California sea lions, lemurs and many more.