Junior has extensive experience in environmental science across multiple ecosystems. He has assisted in excursions that span the Sierra Nevada foothills to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. While he enjoys the great outdoors and getting to see many different field sites, he is sensitive to abrupt visual changes in landscapes, particularly if there are a lot of shadows or high winds. After accompanying Natalie in the field for 16 years, he has settled into retirement in the Los Padres National Forest. He now spends his days volunteering for invasive grass removal projects with the other members of his herd.