My Name is T’yanna Newsome I’m from Bluffdale UT. I went to Riverton High school and graduated in 2015. I’m Currently going to Salt Lake Community College online to obtain my associates degree in Biology. After that I plan on attending Moore Park College to obtain a degree in exotic animal training.
The primary reason I love reptiles and animals is because my parents are major animal lovers. I grew up having pet snakes with my dad and we have shared a love for reptiles for as long as I can remember. There was never a time in my life where we didn’t have pet snakes. My dad took me to every reptile expo from the time I was 8 until now (I am now 20). I have tons of pictures of me, as a kid, holding snakes. I’ve been handling reptiles sense I was 2. I started working with a reptile rescue and volunteered there for 5 and half years; which lead me here to Scales and Tails. I have been with Scales and Tails for a year and four months. When I’m finished with school I plan on following my dream to work at Steve Irwin’s zoo in Australia. I want to make a difference and help as many animals as possible with conservation and rehabilitation.
Go ahead, flip through the photos below.
T'yanna with Gordon, our Cuban Iguana
T'yanna with Ducky our Dwarf Caiman
T'yanna holding Buddy our Umbrella Cockatoo