Lindsey McLaurin – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Lindsey McLaurin is currently the Senior Stingray Keeper at the Phoenix Zoo. Her passion for stingrays stems from a career of working to create new forms of enrichment and training to improve the cognitive ability and welfare of captive elasmobranchs. Her work with stingrays began at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens where she also began introducing new concepts to enrichment. After working at SeaWorld Orlando she moved to the Phoenix Zoo where she developed an enrichment and training program for stingrays that is currently being shared with facilities around the world and aims to change public perception about misunderstood aquatic species.