Jacques Dancosse was a veterinarian and scientific advisor with the research division of the Montréal Biodôme. After a master’s in animal behavior at the Université de Montréal in 1981, he traveled to France for a one-year internship at a primatology center associated with the Université de Rennes. Upon his return he taught biology at the Université de Montréal, then started his studies at the École de médecine vétérinaire in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1987. Degree in hand, he did a number of internships at various American zoos. Later he joined the veterinary tem at the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris as associate professor. He practiced zoological medicine at the Paris zoo and at the Musuem’s Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes. From 1989 to 2018 he took part in the design of the Biodôme, and has been working there ever since.