Our Staff


Bob Cowlishaw

Bob was born in Michigan where he received his B.S in Zoology from Michigan State University and also took post graduate courses in Animal Behavior. Bob is a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran. He has worked as a Tour Guide at the Miami Serpentarium, traversed Colombia, South America on zoological expeditions and owned “Captain Bob’s Animal Kingdom” in Lakeland, FL. He also hosted a weekly Tampa, FL T.V. show featuring wild animals. Bob owned and operated Everglades Day Safari from 1996-2016 and although retired still enjoys guiding tours once a week. Bob has studied the fragile eco-systems of South Florida, Colombia, Costa Rica and most of Southeast Asia for more than 40 years. His knowledge, common sense and humor will assure you of a very educational and entertaining day.

Bob is also available for customized expeditions which focus on a specific interest.