|Born||Brady Robert Barr
January 4, 1963
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
|Education||University of Miami, Indiana University|
|Occupation||Herpetologist, Television Personality|
|Notable work||Dangerous Encounters|
|Children||Braxton and Isabella Barr|
|Website||National Geographic channel|
Brady Robert Barr (born January 4, 1963) is a herpetologist and currently[when?] the host of Nat Geo WILD's Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr. He began employment with National Geographic in 1997. Barr has also been the host for two other series, Reptile Wild and Croc Chronicles.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Barr graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Science Education and later became a high school teacher. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Miami, Barr became the first known herpetologist to have captured all 24 extant species of crocodilians in his career.
While Barr was a doctoral student at the University of Miami in Coral Gables he studied alligators living wild in the Everglades National Park.
Barr's adventures have taken him to many exotic places such as Australia, South Africa, Borneo, India, and China, taking him face to face with some of the most amazing creatures in the world from giant salamanders to saltwater crocodiles.
While filming in Indonesia for an episode of Dangerous Encounters ("Snake Bite"), Brady Barr was wounded in the thigh from a bite of a 4-metre reticulated python in 2007. His bite made world news, as well as the subject of ridicule by several sites on the Internet. While filming an introduction for "Deadly Dozen" he was bitten in the face.
Barr is the author of a children's book about citizen science and American crocodiles, After a While Crocodile: Alexa's Diary.
In 2012, Barr testified at the Subcommittee Hearing on HR511: To prohibit the importation of various species of constrictor snakes after he approached the U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) to offer his expertise.
- http://www.nationalgeographic.com/supercroc/bio.html Biographic sketch
- NSTA in Indianapolis: Racing Toward Excellence[permanent dead link]
- For TV Reptile Expert Brady Barr, Work Bites
- National Geographic Speakers Bureau: He also works for Animal Jam, a children's Nat Geo Kids game. Brady Barr