Dr. Nichole Huntley is a Mazuri nutritionist and formulates diets, conducts research, and provides technical support for our team.


Nichole has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri in animal science where her focus was on ruminant and comparative nutrition, and her thesis studied nutritional solutions for iron overload disorder in black rhinoceros. She then completed a Ph.D. in swine nutrition at Iowa State University. Nichole’s primary interest has always been on exotic animal nutrition and she has worked in the nutrition departments of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Saint Louis Zoo, and the Smithsonian National Zoo.


“I am passionate about improving animal health and well-being through good nutrition and am thrilled to be part of the Mazuri team which puts those values into practice every day! I am inspired by and proud to contribute to Mazuri’s dedication to providing high-quality feed and research-based nutritional solutions for the unique and intricate needs of exotic animals.”


“What you feed your animals affects all aspects of their lives: health, welfare, behavior, reproduction, etc. So, doing the research to ensure you’re feeding the correct feed in the correct amount in the correct way is incredibly important!”