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Lubee Director, Brian Pope, is available for public and private speaking engagements, conference presentations, keynote speeches, and panel discussions. An engaging and passionate presenter, Brian speaks to a range of topics including bat biology, conservation, community engagement, endangered species, poaching, the role of zoos in society, and the importance of bats to ecosystems & agriculture.


Brian is from Pittsburgh, PA, and has a BSc in Biology from Penn State University. He is a dedicated and passionate professional who specializes in non-profit leadership, zoological management, conservation and education. After being an animal care specialist for 11 years, Brian joined Lubee in 2007 as Curator and became Director in April 2011. During this time, the organization has significantly expanded local and global conservation/education programs, fundraising, marketing, facility improvements, native bat programs and selective breeding. Brian led Lubee to its 5th consecutive AZA Certification in 2020 and has proudly ensured that the organization is consistently compliant with USDA standards. Brian has extensive animal care experience with numerous published articles on animal husbandry, enrichment, and medical management. He is extremely passionate about his role in the zoological/conservation field, and is working to further Lubee’s status as a global leader in bat conservation and education.

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