Assistant Curator, Small Mammal House

Kenton Kerns started as a keeper at the National Zoo’s Small Mammal House in 2007 after receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology from American University and a master’s degree from George Mason University. He is a board member for Save the Golden Lion Tamarin, the US non-profit that supports the Brazilian organization that tracks and monitors wild monkeys while protecting their habitat. As Assistant Curator, he helps coordinate the day-to-day functions of unit, including Small Mammal House education opportunities, research projects, and animal health requirements.