David French

Curator of Carnivores

Dave comes to Sydney Zoo with an extensive zoo background in New Zealand and Australia. He began his career in 2003 at Wellington Zoo, initially working as a Keeper before progressing into more senior roles, including several years as a Life Sciences Manager.

Aside from Big Cats, Dave has extensive experience with a variety of species, including large and small carnivores, ungulates, marsupials, primates, birds, and reptiles.

Dave is especially passionate about Tigers and loves connecting with zoo visitors to pass on the message of conservation and sustainability. In his spare time Dave enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing guitar, drawing, and exploring the great outdoors.

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