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Sid Yost75181 Louisiana 1083, Suite 1 Covington, Louisiana 70435 United States
310-990-3538 . 985-773-1088 Animalactors@aol.com . http://www.amazinganimalproductions.com
AFTRA, SAG, Teamsters 399
2010 Through Present Amazing Animal Productions has expanded our facilities to include a 30 acre wildlife ranch in Frierson, LA. Where we now provide a natural environment to a large variety of native North American animals with an emphasis on Enrichment.
2001 through Present - Director of Animal Talent, Amazing Animal Productions Inc., one of California and Louisiana's finest private animal facilities. The animals are primarily used in TV, films, print ads, displays, education, breeding programs of certain species and enrichment development for captive wildlife.
Our educational programs provide a range of animals, including our special program for threatened and endangered species. As well as providing programs on location, we also provide seminars at our facility. Our modern facility located near the San Bernardino mountains provide all our animals with the highest standard of living in a more natural environment with an emphasis on enrichment.
1998 through 2001 - Performed as Ranger Rick Kelly on the hit live animal action adventure educational television series Critter Gitters. Responsible for all animal talent brought on the program, as well as the overall care, housing and safety of my own animals who acted as regulars on the FCC educational, informational program.
Appeared on over 100 talk shows, both national and local, to educate millions of viewers on endangered and threatened wildlife.
1996 through 1998 - Head Trainer, Amazing Animal Adventures-Responsibilities included supervision of animals, working closely with care-taking staff and developing a daily wildlife educational program for the public. Responsible for the overall care and well-being of all the animals. (Orlando, FL)
1986 through 1996 - Developed Primate Enrichment programs for captive chimpanzees and other wildlife. Helped develop the educational program for Amazing Animals Affection Training Center (Florida)
1984 1986 Head Trainer & Administrator, Gentle Jungle Animal Affection Training School - the first and largest wildlife training center in the world. Primary responsibility was to educate hundreds of students in animal care, animal husbandry and animal handling with affection. Additional responsibilities included creating, designing and facilitating three separate wildlife educational shows for Lion Country Safari, "The Elephant Show" "The Endangered Species Program" and "The Jungle Castle Show". (Lion Country Safari, Irvine, CA)
1977 through 1984 - President, Rocky Mountain Studio Animal Affection Training School- a private vocational school teaching animal care, animal husbandry and animal handling. (Evergreen, CO)
1979 - Wrote and published the first book on the subject of ferrets as pets in the United States, Whats A Ferret.
1975 1976 Spokane Falls Community College Pre-Vet minor.
1975 1976 Completed Veterinary Tech program at Mt. View Veterinary Hospital. Responsibilities included dental and surgical assistance and overall care and medication of large and small domestic animals. (Spokane, WA)
Over 30 years of personal hands-on applied experience with all types of native and non-native animal species.
Personally caring for, and hand-raising, numerous babies of various animal species over the years. Preparing of and establishing of their food requirements. Personal training of, exhibiting of many species and even health care and knowledge when assisting facility veterinarian. Has provided these particular animals and more with care from infants into full adulthood; chimpanzees, tigers, lions, bears, wolves, giraffes, zebras, elephants, eagles, hawks, binturongs, monkeys, orangutans, caracals, servals, lynx, cheetahs, bobcats, leopards, jaguars, mountain lions, badgers, raccoons, ferrets and various types of native hoof stock. (More complete list is available upon request)
26 Years of major television and motion picture experience on sets with wildlife. Consulting and animal training for media projects, films, TV commercials, ads, still shoots, live events, displays, educational shows and wildlife learning centers.
Director of animal talent for Amazing Animal Productions, one of Californias finest animal companies.
Amazing Animal Productions supplies domestic and exotic animals for film and educational programs. Also holds frequent wildlife educational seminars for adults willing to further their knowledge on wildlife. -
Safety is priority while participating in all forms of educational programs and exhibition. The animals are cared for under the strictest supervision of Sid Yost and/or his experienced training staff.
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