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Empire State Reptiles Live with Ian Bessell

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Empire State Reptiles Live

Empire State Reptiles Live


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Ian Bessell grew up in Miami, Florida and has been keeping reptiles and other animals for almost 40 years. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL where he earned a master’s of agribusiness degree and a bachelor’s degree in food and resource economics with graduate and undergraduate minors in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences. Ian has worked at a number of retail pet stores, retail aquarium stores, an ornamental fish hatchery, The Miami Seaquarium, as well as almost a decade with Zeigler Bros Feed as a sales specialist in pet, zoo and lab feeds. Today Ian lives in South Florida with his wife and two kids, and works in the Food Safety Industry. Ian travels extensively for his job and has been afforded the opportunity to travel to the Pacific coast of Costa-Rica several times and has also herped in a variety of different habitats throughout the United States.  Ian along with his wife Alyse are the owners of S&J Reptiles a company that specializes in the captive breeding of arboreal pythons and boas.