Sure! I actually know Cathy Cassidy a little, because she used to be my art teacher back in primary school... and these days my little sister Lucy is a CC fan! I'm a student now, studying Animal Management and Science, and I am hoping to get a job in conservation or zoo management one day.
We hear you're just back from a uni trip to Prague?
That's right. The idea was to visit the zoos there and compare the standard of animal care and welfare. It was an expensive trip, but so worth it! Prague is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen, with such a rich history. Our lovely guide Karolina helped us to explore!
It was amazing! The zoo covers more than 50 hectares of land and the views were breathtaking!I love photography and got some great pictures of the animals... I fell in love with the baby elephant and the baby giraffes and the leopard too!
Yes, on the Wednesday we drove for two hours out to Dvur Kralove Zoo, near to the Polish border. This is considered to the the best zoo in Czech republic and has a fantastic breeding record with all kinds of animals, including the rare okapi. Again, it's a massive place, covering 93 hectares; part of this is a drive-through safari.
You will need passion and genuine enthusiasm! Get some work experience - don't wait for school to set you up with something, seek out opportunities and get involved!
What are your dreams and ambitions?
I want to work closely with animals, either in a zoo, in the wild or by way of conservation. Alternatively, I would happily work in animal rescue and rehabilitation. I hope to have a positive impact on the animals I work with, and if I can help and educate people along the way would be a huge bonus too!
If you love animals, read my book COCO CARAMEL... and start making a difference for animals in need by volunteering to help at a local kennels or animal rescue, or even walking dogs for an elderly neighbour or feeding cats while friends are away on holiday. Would you like to work with animals? Don't forget to COMMENT BELOW to let us know your animal stories!