Tom Mason

Tom carries the following education: BSc University of Guelph and Seneca College Zookeeper Course. Occupation: Curator of Invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo and acting Curator of Birds at the Toronto Zoo. Experience: Worked in zoos for over 29 years. 23 years at Toronto Zoo. Traveled and collected on 5 continents. Lead tours for fish and reptile enthusiasts to Costa Rica. Worked on three recovery teams for Ontario endangered species. Have bred over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians. Worked on conservation projects in Cuba and Costa Rica.

Subjects For Tom's talks are The Reptiles and Amphibians of North Vietnam, The Fish of Cano Palma, Tortuguero, Costa Rica. The Reptiles and Amphibians from the Tortuguero Region of Costa Rica. COTERC: The Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rain forest Conservation. The Loss of Biodiversity on Earth: Why are Species Disappearing? General Care and Maintenance of Invertebrates, Reptiles or Amphibians (This can be a talk on terrarium building, natural settings for small amphibians or reptiles or the general care of any of these groups.) A minimum of one month's notice is required to do any talks. Tom can be contacted via
e-mail FEES: Normally just enough to cover expenses. For COTERC talks a donation to the charity is appreciated.

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