Luis Suarez has seen a lot of different types of animals. That’s not surprising, considering he’s been an animal specimen collector since the age of 11, learning the skill from his father, grandfather, and other experienced hunters in his family. Now he wants to share what he’s learned with the world, educating as many people as possible about animal habitats, ecology, and how humans are contributing to the destruction of animal environments.
To do this, Mr. Suarez has decided to share his collection of over 1000 museum-quality specimens with the public. Included in the collection is an African Watusi steer with the largest horn circumference ever recorded, an albino alligator, and a beautiful snow leopard among other priceless, rare, and unique specimens.
Mr. Suarez’s collection is catalogued in the Safari Club International’s World Record Books after having been measured and evaluated by their renowned and esteemed Master Measurers Michael Roqueni and Doug Luger.
On July 15, 2015, Mr. Suarez was honored by Michael Roqueni and Chief Master Measurer Chris Emery as the #1 curator in Southern Florida and recipient of the acclaimed International Hero Award for 2015. Carlos A. Gimenez, mayor of Miami-Dade County and other dignitaries from the county declared that day to be Luis Suarez Day.
On August 13, 2015, Mr. Suarez was further honored when officially appointed as the Curator of the Suarez Museum of Natural Science & History by Dayamy Rodriguez, CEO and Executive Director of the museum and Mr. Suarez’s business partner and wife.
Mr. Suarez’s goal is to help people of the United States and other countries learn how to work to preserve the rich animal heritage of our planet. The museum exhibits will display wonders of animal life from all over the world.
Mr. Suarez’s collection has been housed in Museo Vault’s state-of-the-art secure storage facility in Southern Florida. Museo Vault’s hurricane protection system and fire-suppression system make their fine art storage one of the best in the world. View our Homepage for more information about our services, including storage, collection management, exhibitions, and more.