Roy G. Bengis
Dr. Roy Bengis graduated from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort
in 1971 with a B. VSc. Degree and interned at the University
of Pennsylvania from 1972-1973. He holds a M.Sc. in physiology
and pharmacology from the University of Mississippi (1975) and
a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Mississippi (1978).
Dr. Bengis was a consultant for the Jackson Zoo in Mississippi.
He is currently the Chief State Veterinarian of Kruger National
Park, where he has worked since 1978. Dr. Bengis has authored
or co-authored seventy-two scientific publications and is Africa’s
representative on the World Organization for Animal Health’s
(OIE) “Working Group on Wildlife Diseases.” He is
an external examiner in Wildlife Medicine at the University of
Pretoria and Chairperson of the Wildlife Disease Advisory Group
and the Buffalo Committee of the National Directorate of Veterinary
Services. Dr. Bengis’s fields of interest are wildlife
disease epidemiology, infectious disease risk assessment related
to translocations, wildlife/domestic livestock interface issues
and chemical immobilization of free-ranging animals. His hobbies
include reading, fly-fishing, fly-tying, snorkeling, target and
wing shooting, herpetology and bird watching.