A graduate of Ohio’s Oberlin College with a bachelor of arts in biology and religion, Andrew Whiteman currently resides in Michigan. While earning his degree, Andrew Whiteman interned twice for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and observed cheetahs and primates.
One of Ohio’s most popular landmarks, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes visitors throughout the year. Guests can witness 3,000 animals representing 600 species, including zebras, ostriches, and leopards. Moreover, it hosts training and enrichment sessions that allow humans and animals to form relationships through positive reinforcement and education.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo also partners with other facilities around the country. In November 2013, it moved its 7-year-old Bornean orangutan Daniel to the Phoenix Zoo. Born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 2006, Daniel was relocated due to a suggestion from the Orangutan Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This organization, which develops breeding programs for endangered and threatened species, selected the Phoenix location due to its three orangutans, including another 7-year-old who will serve as his companion.