Brady Barr

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Brady Barr
Brady Robert Barr

(1963-01-04) 4 January 1963 (age 58)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
EducationUniversity of Miami, Indiana University
OccupationHerpetologist, Television Personality
Years active1985—present
Notable work
Dangerous Encounters
Spouse(s)Mei Sanchez-Barr
ChildrenBraxton and Isabella Barr
WebsiteNational Geographic channel[permanent dead link]

Brady Robert Barr (born 4 January 1963) is a herpetologist and 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.[1]


A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Barr graduated from Indiana University School of Education with a B.S. in Science Education and later became a high school teacher.[2] After earning a PhD at the University of Miami,[3] Barr became the first known herpetologist to have captured all 23 extant species of crocodilians in his career.[4]

Barr is the author of a children's book about citizen science and American crocodiles,.[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "NSTA in Indianapolis: Racing Toward Excellence". 10 August 2007. Archived from the original on 10 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Events - Nat Geo - Events".
  5. ^ "After A While Crocodile: Alexas Diary".
  6. ^ "The Reptile Zoo: Bits & Bites | All posts tagged 'Herpetologist'". Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2018.