American animal behaviorist who founded the nature reserve Africa U.S.A. He was also the writer and producer of the 1981 film Savage Harvest.
He opened his first animal training center, Nature's Haven, in 1955.
He founded another animal park called Gentle Jungle, which was closed over an investigation by the USDA.
He married Toni Ringo in 1962 and they had one daughter.
Tom Skerritt appeared in his 1981 adventure film Savage Harvest.