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Sabrina Brando started her work with animals 21 years ago at the Amsterdam Zoo as a volunteer. Since then she has worked in many marine parks, zoos, research institutes, wildlife parks and in ecotourism, with a large variety of animal species in Europe, the USA, Africa, Australia, South-America and Asia.

Since 2008 she works full-time through AnimalConcepts as a consultant in animal care, welfare and rights, working in zoos, marine parks, animal shelters, government facilities, research laboratories and wildlife sanctuaries world wide. Species ranging from rabbits, mice and birds to bears, snakes, crocodiles, dolphins and gorillas.

Sabrina has a BSc. in psychology and animal behaviour. She is currently enrolled in a MSc. of Psychology and a MSc. in Animal Studies.
Sabrina is involved in several research projects on animal advocacy, welfare and behaviour. She also teaches workshops on care, welfare, enrichment, training and behaviour, the human-animal bond, animal learning and many other animal related topics for animal care staff, veterinarians, curators, students and managers as well as working with large teams as a consultant for multiple zoos, research facilities and universities worldwide.

Through the IAT UK she teaches CPD courses on animal welfare and enrichment for laboratory animals. Sabrina teaches as a guest lecturer on the MRes in Marine Mammal Science at the St. Andrews University in Scotland and teaches on the marine mammal summer course at the Húsavík Research Center at the University of Iceland.

Sabrina has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed scientific publication as well as book chapters, presented extensively and has been an invited- and keynote speaker at animal welfare and advocacy conferences world wide.

Sabrina volunteers for PASA (, traveling to Africa to work with great ape sanctuaries and reintroduction programs, as well as other animal welfare and wildlife voluntary work world wide.

In her free time she enjoys reading, the outdoors, travel, filming and editing and being at home in the garden.

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