George Amato

Since he was a kid, George Amato has been wild about wildlife. Today he works for the Wildlife Conservation Society and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. George studies DNA from animals around the world in order to create programs to protect endangered species. Sometimes he travels thousands of miles from home to observe animals in their natural habitats.

Image credits: main image, courtesy of Denis Finnin; George Amato: courtesy of Denis Finnin.