About Me

Enzo Rodríguez

He was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) and arrived in Spain in 2004. In 2005, he was given the opportunity to start working in the sea lion department at Oasis Park (Fuerteventura) and it was then when he realized that he wanted to dedicate his life to animals.
Three years later, he began working for another company where he had the opportunity to travel and work in different places such as Baku Animal Experience (Fuerteventura), Walibi Rhône-Alpes (France), and Terra Natura (Benidorm). During this stage, he attended his first IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers' Association) conference. He has been a member of this association since 2012.

In 2014, he moved to Tenerife to join the sea lion and dolphin department at Loro Parque.

In 2015, he moved to the south of the island, promoted as head of the sea lion and penguin department at Jungle Park (Aspro Parks), where he was able to develop a great variety of training protocols; highlighting medical behaviors, such as the one he presented at IMATA Portugal 2018 on the extinction of regurgitation through different stimuli in Californian sea lions, managing to perform a voluntary gastroscopy with biopsy.

He worked at the dolphin aquarium of Aqualand Costa Adeje, Tenerife, and since 2020 he has been working as a dolphinarium supervisor at Marineland (Aspro Parks, Mallorca) and is a member of the trainer committee of the EAAM (European Association for Aquatic Mammals).
About Me

Antonio Martínez

Born in Madrid (Spain). His career began with the attendance of seminars and conferences about biology, veterinary, animal welfare, etc.
In 2004, he moved to Milan (Italy) to work in a place specializing in reptiles and amphibians and, in the summer, he traveled to Colombia to volunteer with river dolphins in the Amazon. That same winter, she completed an internship at the Zeehondencreche Seal Rehabilitation Center in Pieterburen (Holland).

A year later, he graduated in ATZA (Technical Assistant for Zoos and Aquariums) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UCM (Complutense University of Madrid) and continued his career as assistant marine mammal trainer at Selwo Marina (Málaga) in 2006. .

After a few months working with various species at Faunia (Madrid) and with sea lions at Oasis Park (Fuerteventura), he joined the marine mammals department at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium (Parques Reunidos). It is there that he spent ten years working with dolphins, penguins, gray seals and sea lions (Patagonia, California and Steller).

In the summer of 2010, he completed a short training period in the orca department of Marineland (Antibes, France).

In 2017, he was promoted to marine mammal supervisor at Selwo Marina. And in 2020 he went on training leave to work as an orca trainer at Marineland Antibes (France), returning a year and a half later to Selwo Marina, to his position as a supervisor. In July 2023 he moves to the United Arab Emirates to work as Zoological Manager at SeaWorld Yas Island (Abu Dhabi) in the Arctic Department where he currently works.

Member of IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers' Association) since 2012 and EAAM (European Association for Aquatic Mammals), attending and giving presentations, such as: voluntary stretcher training for transporting a bottlenose dolphin (Portugal, 2018) and injection Voluntary intramuscular injection in dolphins and sea lions (Valencia 2020).
About Me

Angelo Henriques

Angelo Henriques was born in Lisbon (Portugal). With twenty years of experience and a degree as a veterinary assistant, he is a specialist in animal training and handling.
He began his career at the Zoomarine dolphinarium (Portugal) and has been working in Italy since 2005, where he decided to accept a new project: the opening of a new facility in Rome. It was there that he became the head trainer of the marine mammal department.

He is a great bird enthusiast and has been a member of IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers' Association) since 2005, where he gave his first presentation at IMATA Bahamas 2015 on operant conditioning training in Australian pelicans.

As a member of the training committee of EAAM (European Association for Aquatic Mammals) and the training working group of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria), he always shares practical information with other European parks, private presentations, and workshops for professionals in the sector.

Currently, he combines his work by providing consultancy services at Bioparco di Roma, where he develops training protocols and supervises the training of the care team. He also completed a professional course in dog training and pet handling.
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