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Newsmaker: Mike Faix

Mike Faix, 32, of White Oak won the Pittsburgh American Association of Zoo Keepers Photo Contest for his photo of Dillon, a Martial eagle, a large species of eagle native to Africa.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:18 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Faix won the Pittsburgh American Association of Zoo Keepers Photo Contest for his photo of Dillon, a Martial eagle, a large species of eagle native to Africa. The photo was auctioned off this month to support snow leopard conservation efforts.

Age: 32

Residence: White Oak

Occupation: Faix is a bird trainer at the National Aviary. He works with birds that are featured in the aviary's shows. Dillon will star in the aviary's SOAR! show this summer.

Background: Growing up, Faix knew he wanted to work at a zoo. He interned at the aviary while in college and was hired after graduating. He worked several jobs, including a stint as a veterinary technician there before joining the bird training department.

Education: Graduated from Penn State University in 2005 with a degree in biology.

Quote: “You see so many things day to day here, and you're like, ‘Wow.' You kind of have an urge to share it with people. You get to see candid moments sometimes, and that's what I try to capture. I consider myself a portrait photographer, like taking photos of people in a studio, but I'm doing it with birds.”

 

 

 
 


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