I have always wanted to work with animals, and I have always wanted to work at a zoo. In college, I studied biology and considered going to vet school. But the more I learned about that career, I realized it wasn't for me. I wanted something a little more conservation oriented.
So, during my junior year in college, I started volunteering at our local zoo. My job was to show zoo guests some small animals and teach them a thing or two. I loved it. A year later, I started working full time, taking animals to schools and leading camps at the zoo.
I love teaching people about the animals and their habitats. And I also love to teach people how to conserve the world in which we live. You can't deny that we are hurting our planet. There are so many problems that we need to fix. The longer we wait, the harder it will be to pull ourselves out of this huge hole we are digging. Seriously. But we can help. We can fix it. And we should start now. **Steps down from soapbox.**
Oops. I didn't really mean for that to escalate the way it did. But I won't take it back. It's how I feel.
In this new series, I'm going to bring my zoo job into my blog world for a bit. I'd love to share some of my animal friends with you. Maybe I can teach you some new things? Who knows...you might find a new passion too.
These are some of the animals I have introduced before on facebook: