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Hi, we're Bethanie and Josh Hestermann, the team behind ZooloKids. We write animal-science books and create digital content for kids who love animals.
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Bethanie & Josh Hestermann

Bethanie Hestermann

Bethanie writes about wildlife, nature, outdoor recreation, conservation, and other topics for websites and print magazines. She's co-creator of ZooloKids, co-author of seven animal-science books for kids, and features editor for Outdoors.com. She has an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. 

She's also a full-time caretaker of her two kids. Bethanie has many years of experience educating the public through her volunteer work at facilities like the Aquarium of the Pacific. She occasionally speaks about her career as a writer and author at school events. 

Josh Hestermann

Josh Hestermann is a dad of two, co-creator of ZooloKids, co-author of seven animal-science books for kids, and a zoologist who has worked with hundreds of species. Currently a senior keeper at OC Zoo, Josh has also worked as a husbandry manager at the California Science Center, a senior mammalogist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, a senior keeper in Seven Seas at Brookfield Zoo, and a keeper at Phoenix Zoo. 

He has participated in many wildlife research and conservation efforts, including studying California sea lions in Mexico and bottlenose dolphins with the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. 
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