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AUSTIN STEVENS SNAKE MASTER ADVENTURES - Austin Stevens is a South African-born herpetologist, wildlife photographer, film maker and author] best known for hosting a series of snake documentaries, best known of which is Austin Stevens: Most Dangerous. Austin was born May 19, 1950 in Pretoria, South Africa and became interested in snakes at the age of 12. By the time he finished school, his reptile collection included some of the most exotic and venomous species in the world. He accepted a job at the Transvaal Snake Park, near Johannesburg, which rekindled his passion for wildlife. Austin took up the position as curator of reptiles at the Transvaal Snake Park, where he spent the six years undergoing hands-on training to become a fully qualified herpetologist.
After Austin left the Transvaal Snake Park he took up a position as Curator of Herpetology at the Nordharzer Schlangenfarm in Germany, a park which he helped design and bring into operation before later again returning to Africa, where he took up the position as Curator of Reptiles at the Hartebeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park.
Austin's career in herpetology includes presenting a series of TV programs about reptiles and other wild animals. The main program Austin Stevens: Snake Master is also known as Austin Stevens: Most Dangerous on Animal Planet, and Austin Stevens Adventures broadcast on Animal Planet and five in the United Kingdom.
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