Animal Diaries Archive
Leah of All Trades!
27 January 2006Here at the Zoo, some of our keepers are lucky enough to be able to work within several different departments to gain a vast range of skills and knowledge, which is what I am currently doing!
For the past year I have been a member of the Exotics Department caring for the camels, foxes and the dingoes and although I loved my time with them, it was time for a change. I have been giving our Wandering Wildlife team a helping hand over the busy holiday period! So far I have had training with Blue-tongue and Shingleback Lizards, American Corn Snakes, some koala handling and I still get to work with the beautiful dingoes. Working with this team has been great fun and a fantastic learning experience, and I am happy to help out whenever they need a hand.
Next month as it quiets down here at the zoo, I am off to learn all about our native mammals and the Asian Small-clawed Otters; I am looking forward to the new challenges and working with the Mammals Department.