Visit the Zoo with Karina

Did you know that Answers in Genesis has two zoos at its attractions? The Eden Animal Experience at the Creation Museum and the Ararat Ridge Zoo at the Ark Encounter currently house about 200 animals!

Get to know some as these animals as you visit the zoo with Karina!


Karina Altman

Karina with Luna the Eurasian Eagle Owl

Karina Altman is the Animal Presenter at Answers in Genesis. She oversees all the animal programs as well as content writing, outreach, social media, and tours. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she earned her BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. She is currently pursuing an MA in Biology from Miami University. Since 2007, Karina has worked with a variety of animals in zoos and aquariums across the USA. Since she joined our team of zookeepers in 2015, Karina has become a speaker for the ministry, written articles for Answers magazine, and shown amazing creatures to tens of thousands of visitors to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter.

Interested in learning more? Check out Karina's blog to get a glimpse into the adventures of our animal care staff!


Visit the Zoo with Karina Articles

  • Oct. 27, 2021

    Perhaps no animal is more quintessentially Australian than the world’s largest marsupial, the red kangaroo!

  • Sept. 16, 2021

    Every day is “Hump Day” when you’re a camel! The Ararat Ridge Zoo is home to a caravan of dromedary camels.

  • Sept. 8, 2021

    African crested porcupines are usually peaceful creatures.

  • Aug. 30, 2021

    African crowned cranes have a six-foot wingspan and are one of only two species of cranes capable of perching in trees.