Meet the Authors

Bethanie and Josh Hestermann write animal-science books for kids. Bethanie is a freelance writer who is passionate about conserving wildlife and wild places. Josh is a zoologist working at the Orange County Zoo. He has worked as a terrestrial husbandry manager at the California Science Center, a senior mammalogist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, a senior animal care specialist working with marine mammals at Brookfield Zoo, and a keeper, presenter, and educator at Phoenix Zoo. He has led research trips to study California sea lions in Mexico and participated in the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program in Sarasota Bay, Florida. They have two kids.

Zoology for Kids Authors
Photo courtesy of Robin Riggs