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Job Role: Keeper

Favourite Animal: Bear

How I got into animal care


My first pet was a giant African land snail. I'm completely and utterly obsessed with everything to do with David Attenborough, and I loved the Really Wild Show when I was little - I looked up to Michaela Strachan.

I studied Level 3 Animal Management on the Wildlife Pathway as a mature student here at Askham Bryan. I did my work experience on the Animal Unit here, and when a post for a weekend keeper came up I applied for and got the job!

I then got taken on for more hours to help with work experience students. I am currently studying Environmental Studies at BSc level with the Open Univeristy.