Thomas Reid '10
Pay a visit to Thomas Reid at his place of business, and there will be no need to point out the pesky elephant in the room. He knows she's there; in fact, he probably fed her breakfast.
In fact, feeding, caring for and training 15,000-pound, 13-foot-tall creatures tops Reid's to-do list most every morning. The Memphis Zoo employee works closely with the zoo's three female African elephants, Tyranza, Gina and Asali. Reid, who earned a B.S. in biology (minor in anthropology) at Winthrop, relishes this quality time and enjoys building relationships with Earth's largest land animal ... which just so happens to be Reid's favorite animal.
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