THOUGHTS MAGAZINE UK
EYES ON HER KINGDOM
Mother, Boss Lady and Queen of the Jungle Maria Tabraue have entered 2021 with a new style, same mission and a desire to change the world through educating the public about rare and endangered animal species in captivity and in the wild.
From her role as CO-PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR of Zoological Wildlife Miami to her growing presence in the fashion world and some surprise projects in the works, she is a force to reckoned with. Soon the world will know her name and she is just getting started.
Watch this space!
Everyone has had their series of firsts in their lives, when did your love for animals began?
My love of animals and in particular exotic species goes back to Age 10 when I remember watching Mutual of Omaha with my father every Sunday surrounded by my pet chickens. Yes, even as a little girl animal and the connection between humans & animals gave me a feeling of contentment and lit a fire inside me of creativity, curiosity and excitement. We would watch in awe together and I would get lost in the adventures of the wildlife and it truly was the very beginning of my dream of one day not only visiting Africa and opening my own park.
My father used to laugh but supported that little girls dream to think large and outside the box. It is amazing to think that those defining moments were the foundation of what was to come in my future.
Photographer | Christopher Logan
Photographer Assistant | Shayne Argüelles
Glam | Dunia Rivero
Retouch | Nataly Trach
Shot on Location | ZWF Miami
Creative Director | Matt Dillon
Executive Producer: @deannamoore81
PR: Matt Dillon