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Mark Allen Rosenthal was born June 4, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan, and spent the majority of his school years in Oak Park, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and he minored in Organic Chemistry.
Mark's father introduced him to magic when Mark was eight years old. Mark practiced for many years and loved performing for his family. He became proficient enough to help pay his way through college. He acquired a job as a magician in 1984 at B'Zar, a very popular East Lansing nightclub, where he was discovered by a talent agent. He was then hired to perform at the Detroit Tigers 1984 Christmas party, the year they won the World Series.
Mark was asked to perform at a cousin's birthday party in 1980, and he brought along some of his exotic "pets." The rest, as they say, is history!
Mark was hired by Clayton Environmental Research in Novi when he graduated college and worked there for two years. He then decided to pursue his lifelong dream of working exclusively with animals. He started The Reptile Source, a reptile wholesale company, and quickly became one of the largest reptile dealers in the United States. He supplied over 1600 pet stores in the early 1990's.
Mark decided to stop wholesaling to pet shops and entertain/educate full time when he saw too many stores selling exotic animals to anyone who could afford them, whether or not they knew what they were doing.
Mark is now in his 43rd year of owning and operating Animal Magic, one of the most sought-after exotic animal acts, and exotic animal rescues, in the country. He lives in Belleville, Michigan with his amazing wife Misty, and they entertain and educate the public all over the United States.
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