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Dave Salmoni (born 1975 in Sarnia, Ontario) is a Canadian animal trainer, zoologist, a television presenter, and television producer. He has his own production company, Triosphere, which is based in South Africa and specializes in natural history filmmaking. He graduated in biology from Laurentian University in Sudbury and was an apprentice animal trainer at Bowman Zoological Park. He was certified in Chemical Immobilization of Wildlife while at the University. Dave left Canada for South Africa in 2000 to help captive animals learn the skills they needed to be released into the wild. He continues to visit South Africa three months out of the year.
He has hosted and/or produced several TV documentaries, including Living with Tigers (2003), which describes the progress he and John Varty made as part of the Bengal Tiger rewilding Project, andInto The Lion`s Den (2005), and Sharks: Are They Hunting Us?, both for Discovery Channel. He has also starred in the show Animal Face-Off as a host and expert. Dave is a host of several Animal Planet and Discovery Channel programs such as Rogue Nature, Predator vs. Prey, Into the Lion`s Den, and After the Attack, which are all series that he not only hosts but also produces. He currently hosts and produces the Discovery Channel show Rogue Nature, and After the Attack on Animal Planet.
Dave appeared as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman on September 2, 2003 and was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 1, 2007. He was also on The Hour, on the CBC on November 8, 2007 and January 14, 2009. He has previously dated Fox`s Morning Show Anchor Juliet Huddy. Dave currently lives in Toronto. He is an avid outdoorsman, and also enjoys building things and sports. When he gets free time, he likes to spend time at his family`s cottage, which is located in Ontario. The cottage is surrounded by wildlife.
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Dave Salmoni (born September 4, 1975) is a Canadian animal trainer, entertainer and television producer. He has his own production company, Triosphere, which is based in South Africa and specializes in wildlife films.
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Animal trainer, entertainer and television producer