With the sun blazing through my bedroom window and following the distinguished ringing of my alarm, it was time to wake up. The time was 6:00am. I got out of bed leisurely, in preparation for a long (yet enthralling) day ahead. Today was to commence the beginning of my work placement at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary.… Continue reading 08.07.2019 – Woodlands
Monday 8th July will commence the start of my 4 day placement at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Ormskirk. Where I plan to be involved in all aspects of animal care and husbandry. Woodlands is an incredible sanctuary home to a vast collection of animal species. Including: Goats, donkeys, horses, hedgehogs and birds. They are a non-profit… Continue reading Woodlands Animal Sanctuary (08.07.2019)
Images taken at Blackpool Zoo, Lancashire. (29/06/19). Giraffes Primates Sea Lions Otters
I'm going to Spain! In just over 2 weeks time, on the 18th July, I will be flying to Murcia (JMU) Airport. And I will be staying in Murcia for the duration of 1 week. I'm embarking on my first solo venture, and I'm excited. I've never flown alone, and being Autistic this can be… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge Animal Sanctuary (18.07.2019)
Mum and I arrived promptly at Blackpool Zoo at 9am, following a smooth 45-minute drive, in preparation to be a Zookeeper for a Day. Much to my delight, we were the first on the car park (aside from the keepers!) and we excitedly cooed over baby rabbits hopping around the vacant area. I had previously… Continue reading Zookeeper for a Day (2019).
Where: Walkden Sixth Form Centre, Walkden. Lancashire. When? July 2015 - July 2016. I began working at Walkden Sixth Form Centre in the animal unit shortly after the completion of my 2 year Animal Care and Management Diploma, in which I proudly received a D*D*D* qualification. My roles at the college consisted of basic animal… Continue reading Volunteering – Walkden Sixth Form Centre
Where: Greenslate Community Farm. Orrell, Wigan. Duration: One day. Roles: I volunteered at Greenslate Community Farm for the duration of one day. This was nearing a scheduled open day, so my tasks were mainly cleaning and maintenance focused. I collected the Hen's freshly laid eggs, cleaned out the duck enclosure and scrubbed the outdoor rabbit… Continue reading Volunteering – Greenslate Community Farm
Where: Idlewild Animal Sanctuary, Conwy Valley. North Wales. When? September 2017 - Present. I began volunteering at Idlewild Animal Sanctuary in September, 2017. I opted to partake in voluntary work alongside my university studies. I sent a message querying about volunteering, and was soon invited in for an induction. Roles: The sanctuary remains close to… Continue reading Volunteering – Idlewild Animal Sanctuary
I've been a regular, proud visitor of Chester Zoo from an early age. I became introduced to the Zoo during fulfilling and memorable family visits as I grew and developed and learned more about a variety of different animal species. I distinctively recall standing in awe, gazing at the towering Giraffes and becoming mesmerised by… Continue reading Chester Zoo 31/05/2019
My second University year is quickly approaching an end, and what an incredible year it's been! I've expanded on my knowledge, developed new interests and, wholeheartedly, become more confident as an Animal Behaviourist. I'm currently away from Bangor for the Easter break, as I focus heavily on my studies in preparation for my upcoming May… Continue reading A farm reunion and my new goat companion!