Thursday, 23 June 2011

Farewell to Hannah Savage - Work Experience Student


Hannah is 21 years old, lives in Fareham and recently completed a BSc Environmental Science at Bath Spa University.  Even though the degree did not require students to gain work placement experience, Hannah decided that this was what she wanted to do - and so applied to us some months back.  We were pleased to be able to offer Hannah a place in the Animal Care Team for a two week period - unfortunately that time is coming to an end tomorrow.

Here are a few images taken of Hannah around the Park:

Garnet being sheared (resized) DSC_0051

Hannah doing food prep DSC_0230

Above left – Helping with Alpaca shearing.  Above right – in the Prep room chopping fruit and veg.

Hannah & Fern medicating Crowned Crane DSC_0245 Hannah restraining female Crowned Crane DSC_0239

Above left – Assisting Fern in medicating the Crowned Crane.  Above right – Restraining female Crowned Crane.

Hannah feeding ducklings DSC_0238 Hannah with Penguin DSC_0250

Above left: feeding ducklings.  Above right: After helping Fern re-tagging two of the Penguins

Hannah with Penguins (hand on Dippy!) DSC_0252

Hannah (above) with the Penguins (Dippy in the middle having his tummy tickled!)

Hannah’s comments earlier today:

“I’ve really loved my time here; I’ll miss all the animals.  I’ve really got into a routine here which has been good, and I feel as though I actually work here.  I’ve enjoyed getting to know all the animals and I especially love the Wallabies.”

Hannah has applied to do an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation next year.  We all wish her everything of the best with her future studies and would love to hear future progress reports – so please keep in touch Hannah!  Before she starts her Masters degree, Hannah is off to Tanzania with a group of friends to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – best of luck Hannah, enjoy every moment!

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