Dave Salmoni is a Canadian animal trainer, an entertainer, and a well-known producer for memorable wildlife movies and documentaries. He has been working in animal training since the year 1998. He has since been working with animals like lions and tigers. Animal welfare communities criticized the entertainer for putting entertainment ahead of the animals’ convenience and promoting himself by using lions and tigers.

Quick Info
Full NameDave Salmoni
Date of Birth4 September, 1975
Place of BirthSarnia, Ontario, Canada
Age45 years old
Zodiac SignVirgo
OccupationAnimal Trainer, Entertainer, Producer
Height6 feet 3 inches
Body FigureAthletic
Eyes ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
EducationLaurentian University
Wife / SpouseMarried (name unknown)
ChildrenThomas Salmoni (son)
Net Worth$2 million (estimated)


Early Life and Bio

Dave Salmoni was born on 4 September 1975 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, to parents whose identity has not yet been shared with the public. However, it is known that his mother was a figure skating coach, and his father was a scientist who specialized in substance designing. There is no information available regarding his siblings, so it is assumed that he was raised as a single child by his parents in his hometown of Canada. Besides this, he is currently 45 years old with the zodiac sign of Virgo.


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Dave Salmoni holds Canadian nationality, and he belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Besides this, he is a Christian, and he practices Christianity as his religion. Sadly, there is no information regarding his family background and ancestry at the moment.


Body Measurements

Dave Salmoni stands at the height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.90m/190cms) tall, and he weighs around 99kgs (218lbs). He has an athletic body physique with a pair of blue-colored eyes and brown-colored hair.


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Unfortunately, there is no information regarding Dave Salmoni’s schooling years, so it is assumed that he completed his schooling at some local schools in Ontario, Canada. For further studies, he studied and completed his course in zoology from the Laurentian University located in Sudbury, Ontario. During this time, he did a thesis about the hibernation of Alaskan bears and was also granted certification of the Biological immobilization of Wildlife.


Dave Salmoni began working with big cats since the year 1998 when he started as a trainer in the Bowmanville Zoological Park, a zoo located in Clarington, Ontario, Canada. Following this, he has worked on various television series featuring animals like ‘Living with Tigers‘ and ‘Sharks: Are They Hunting Us?‘ but his most remarkable work came through ‘After the Attack‘ in the year 2008, ‘The Trapper and the Amazon‘ in the year 2010 and ‘Deadly Islands‘ in the year 2014. In addition to this, he also worked as a producer in all three of the television as mentioned above series and documentaries. Moreover, he has also appeared on the American talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘.

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Dave Salmoni has not yet won any significant awards and accolades to date, but we hope for his very best and wish to see him win many awards and honors in the upcoming years.


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Besides this, Dave Salmoni was criticized by many wildlife preserving organizations like the Panthera Corporation and the Wildlife Conservation Society for using wild lions and tigers for his promotional use. They stated that animals are not entertainment, but he quickly dismissed this statement by arguing that he did not use the animals for the sake of entertainment.


Dave Salmoni likes to keep his personal life private to himself. Because of this reason, we do not know the name of his current wife, but it is known that she is a model. In addition to this, it is also known that the couple is blessed with a son whose name is Thomas Salmoni, who was born in the year 2015.

However, it is known that Dave was previously in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, whose name is Bonnie Somerville, back in the year 2009 and then with the American comedian Chelsea Handler in the year 2010.


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Dave Salmoni’s Net Worth

Dave Salmoni earns from his professional career as a producer and as an animal trainer. As of the year 2021, he has managed to gather an estimated net worth of around $2 million.


Social Media Presence

Dave Salmoni is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@realdavesalmoni) has over 56 thousand followers, and his official Twitter account (@davesalmoni) has almost 100 thousand followers. In addition to this, he has over 70 thousand followers on his official Facebook page (Dave Salmoni).


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