Michael Yuratovac

Senior Aquarist

Michael Yuratovac started his career at Shedd Aquarium as a volunteer in the quarantine area before moving to the Amazon Rising team. With more than 13 years of experience in professional husbandry, Yuratovac provides premium care for a variety of taxa, from invertebrates to primates, including his personal passion, reptiles and amphibians. In addition to the day-to-day care of Amazon Rising’s animals and plants, Yuratovac has successfully bred several species of amphibians. His experience in the Amazon rainforest with Project Piaba informed his talent at designing and creating realistic exhibits.