McQuillan, Ern, 1926-. Alfred Hitchcock with a koala bear at the Sydney Zoo during one of his many his visits to Australia to promote one of his classical movies, 1960. Used with permission.
Salvador Dali walking his pet anteater. Unknown source. (Do you know who owns this image? Let me know!)
Beatrix Potter, age 25, with her rabbit Benjamin Bouncer. 1891. (Unknown source. Do you know who owns this photo?)
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Jason G. Goldman
Jason G. Goldman is a science journalist based in Los Angeles. He has written about animal behavior, wildlife biology, conservation, and ecology for Scientific American, Los Angeles magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, the BBC, Conservation magazine, and elsewhere. He contributes to Scientific American's "60-Second Science" podcast, and is co-editor of Science Blogging: The Essential Guide (Yale University Press). He enjoys sharing his wildlife knowledge on television and on the radio, and often speaks to the public about wildlife and science communication.