Professor of Life Science
St. Charles Community College (St. Peters, Missouri)
Bachelor of Arts
Biology (vertebrate zoology and behavior)
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy
(vertebrate anatomy, physiology, and behavior)
For those of you from St. Louis:
I went to Bishop DuBourg High School
(I taught there for a couple
of years, too!)
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|Home and family:
home is in the scenic Village of Weldon Spring
in St. Charles County, Missouri
with my lovely wife Jenny,
my son Luke, born in 2004,
my herd of cats (Max
and sometimes my other two
(both of whom are above average):
Aileen Patton, born in
Andrew Patton, born in
Odds & ends:
My fish named Clyde has his own home page called Clyde's Picks.
My favorite sports are soccer and equestrian sports.
Some of my favorite foods:
St. Louis-style barbeque pork steaks, Mmmm!
St. Louis-style pizza
White Castle hamburgers
name is . . . Mshikaji
I write textbooks,
reference books and other
educational material for:
I host educational
for students and community members to
China, Tibet, Belize, Ireland,
the Amazon & Andes, Australia, Africa, Europe,
here for my current tours!
I was born in St. Louis on a warm August evening in 1958.
My favorite color is
Sometimes. Orange, too. And
black --but black is the absence of
color isn't it?
I enjoy live entertainment, especially circuses
number is 3.
wildlife photography, hiking, and
(and trivial activities, for that
to visit the
Patton Fan Club!
my teaching/writing career, I was a zookeeper, wildlife rehabilitator &
researcher, and wild animal trainer.
I've worked mainly with
big cats, sea lions, and birds of prey but have also worked with elephants, horses, and
MANY other types of animals.
I even worked with Einstein, the ONLY trained tamandua
(lesser anteater) in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD, originally trained by Dr. "Jungle