Sabrina Brando is Owner and Director of AnimalConcepts, manages 247 Animal Welfare and is Primate Care Training Program Coordinator with the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance. Her favourite job title however is ‘I am in the business of animal happiness’. For the last 27 years she has been working in and with the global zoo and wildlife profession, including zoos, aquariums, wildlife centres and sanctuaries. Sabrina has a BSc. in psychology and has a MSc. in animal studies, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Stirling in Scotland on the topic of “24/7 across lifespan: zoo animal and human wellbeing”.
Sabrina is fortunate to be involved in presenting at conferences, running workshops, zoo expert groups, book chapter and article writing, and to collaborate on several research projects on animal advocacy, care, welfare and behaviour. Sabrina teaches and always learns new things, as a guest lecturer at various universities and colleges as well as many zoos and aquariums worldwide, on e.g. animal welfare, behaviour, environmental enrichment, animal training, and the human-animal interaction and relationship.
Sabrina loves storytelling and writing – particularly about animals and the natural world. She often wears a button with “I love stories”. The button sparks a lot of great conversations and storytelling about animals among many other topics, from people she meets at a conference, to a stranger on a plane. Do you have a story you want to share about the animal(s) you care(d) for, a special friendship you have with your favourite animal, a great action for animals or the planet you were involved in, or anything else that makes your heart sing concerning animals and nature, Sabrina would love to hear from you!