A new body has recently begun lurching around Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium; it seems the Clouded Leopard Project has a new intern. James Gaines is a recent graduate from the nearby University of Puget Sound and started working for us in mid-June. So far he has been busy scouring the world, updating our database with the latest information, and preparing to update our website, bibliography, and clouded leopard locator. He will also be helping the Clouded Leopard Project and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium with its community outreach as well as learning the ropes of day to day zoo work.
James holds a bachelor's in Biology and is interested in conservation and science writing. He currently maintains a small natural history blog at www.theglyptodon.wordpress.com. Hopefully this internship should allow James a unique opportunity to hone his writing skills while also training him for future conservation or zoo work. Originally from Texas, James lives in Tacoma, Washington.