Wildlife Wendy & her Tropical Birds"She was not quite what you would call refined.She was not what you would call unrefined,She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot." ~ Mark Twain
"Wildlife” Wendy Horton is a professional animal trainer based in Los Angeles, CA. Since 1990, Wendy has been working with a variety of exotic animals such as marine mammals, big cats, primates, hoofstock, reptiles and birds.An Ohio native, Wendy first aspired to become a News Reporter and was anchoring the morning news in Bucyrus, Ohio at the age of 20! Extensive feature reporting about animals led Wendy to become a dolphin handler and performer at Cedar Point’s Oceana Show in Ohio.
Wendy was then accepted to the highly acclaimed America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College in Southern California. She earned her certificate in exotic animal training and management specializing in wildlife education. Wendy continued performing in animal shows across the country including California’s Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England. In addition to performing, Wendy has trained exotic and domestic species for the television and film industry including the feature film "Being John Malkovich", TV shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Ellen", "Donny & Marie", "Howie Mandel", Disney’s "Even Steven's", Nickelodeon’s "Unleashed", Animal Planet's "Pet Star" as well as Geico, GMC and Petco commercials.