Dave Salmoni started his career as an animal trainer at Bowmanville Zoological Prak. Later he went to South Africa as a part of the controversial Tiger rewilding project in 2000. During the time, he was attacked by one of his trained big cats named Bongo.
Apart from this, Dave Salmoni has also produced and hosted several television documentaries including Sharks: Are They Hunting Us?, & Into the Lion Den both for Discovery Channel. Dave has also appeared on the show Animal Face-off as an expert and a host. Currently, he produces and hosts the Discovery Channel show Rogue Nature and Into the Pride and After the Attack on Animal Planet.
Credentialed research biologists criticized Dave Salmoni accusing him using of using wild lions for producing his theatrics. However, Dave claimed it to be wrong and said that he is not using wildlife for entertainment.
Talking about his personal life, Dave is the holder of Canadian nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Salmoni was in a relationship with Comedian Chelsea Handler. The couple couldn't continue their relationship and broke-up later.
Following his breakup with his first girlfriend, Chelsea, he started dating actress Bonnie Somerville in 2009. The couple is still dating each other and seems very happy together. Many presume that they might get married sooner or later. However, they have not spoken so far on the matter.
The forty-two years old star, famous as an animal trainer, Dave Salmoni earns a tremendous amount of money from his career. His current estimated net worth is $2 million.