Ruchira SomaweeraRUCHIRA SOMAWEERA is a herpetologist and National Geographic Explorer who has spent more than two decades traveling the world studying reptiles and amphibians. He earned his Ph. D. in zoology from the University of Sydney and was a research scientist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) and is currently a principal environmental scientist at Stantec Australia and an adjunct research fellow at the University of Western Australia. He’s also an advocate for public awareness and education: He has a YouTube channel called Zootopica; co-manages a specialized, science-based wildlife expedition venture called Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys; and is active on Instagram, where he posts some of his gorgeous photos from the field. He is originally from Sri Lanka and is currently based in Australia.
STEPHANIE WARREN DRIMMER is a longtime writer for National Geographic Kids magazine and has written several books for Nat Geo Kids, including Roar! 100 Facts About African Animals, Animal Showdown, Night Skies, Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff, and Ultimate Weatherpedia.