Farm owner David McCauley has owned and studied animals
for most of his life and has recently written an inclusive
350-page book entitled "MACROPODS: Their Care, Breeding,
and the Rearing of Their Young."
being raised in rural South Texas to moving to North
Africa, Europe, and back to Texas where he attended
university for six years studying Animal Medical Technology
and Animal Science, animals have been the driving force
in his life.
Using his educational background in animal nutrition,
he developed a feed ration for his large mob of Bennetts
wallabies, later selling the formulation and his experience
to Purina Mills Inc. who named the product Mazuri, Kangaroo
and Wallaby Diet 5Z88. The feed is now being distributed
Through the years, Dave has written many magazine articles
that have been featured in major exotic animal publications
in the United States as well as overseas.
Dave has traveled across this country giving
seminars and consulting with zoos and private animal
facilities and recently returned from a trip to Japan
(May 2001) where he hand delivered a pair of bottle-feeding
wallaby joeys, consulted with a private animal facility,
and lectured in a Japanese school concerning Macropods.
In May of 2005, Dave and his daughter Melanie traveled
to Germany and delivered a pair of bennetts joeys to
a customer for use in a TV documentary. They were featured
on a German national news program and interviewed by
a major newspaper and radio station. German PBS also
interviewed Dave for their documentary, which follows
the joey's lives until they are parents themselves.
He is available for future consulting and presentations
and still owns his large mob of Bennetts wallabies in
Texas , which he supplies to zoos, exotic animal breeders,
and the bottle-fed joeys to the public as pets.