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Job Role: Wildlife Park Manager

Favourite Animal: Medicinal Leech

How I got into animal care


I got my first job in my local zoo at the age of 16, helping out at weekends. I kept in contact with them when I went to University (to study English Literature), and when I graduated I returned as an Assistant Manager. Whilst working there I completed a Level 3 distance learning qualification in Zoo Animal Management, and I have since worked at Dudley Zoolgical Gardens and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, as well as doing some consultancy work for other animal collections.

I started at Askham Bryan College in January 2016.