When Gary was 9 years old he worked in a petting zoo which had an elephant that gave rides. It was then he decided he wanted to work with elephants. Gary got his first elephant when he was 16 years old.
Luis Justo - Animal Care Staff
Luis, the son of The Preserve Caretaker and has grown up around our five elephants. He started helping his father at the age of 14.
Christian Fritz - Animal Care Staff
Christian first joined our family in 2013, while still in high school. He moved to another state and has now made is way back to our family in 2018.
Lazaro Justo - Preserve Caretaker
Lazaro has been with our family since 1987. He takes care of all aspects of The Preserve, including grounds, maintenance and animal care.