Cheryl Circo is a Naturalist at the World Bird Sanctuary.
Cheryl is from Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, emphasizing in Animal Care. Ever since she was a child, Cheryl has known she has wanted to work with animals but it wasn’t until high school that she realized her passion for birds. After volunteering all of high school at the Omaha zoo, she obtained a seasonal position as a zookeeper during college. All it took was a rewarding relationship with a sassy Scarlet Macaw and she was hooked on birds! Of all the bird species, parrots are her favorite group; but if you ask her she will say all birds are amazing!
Cheryl began as an intern at the World Bird Sanctuary in May 2017, then came back the following summer to work as a Zoo Show Trainer at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Upon conclusion of the Zoo Show season, she was offered a full time position as a Naturalist.