It’s only just over a week till the Park re-opens for the 2012 season ….. a time for planning, preparation and putting things in place! Today we had an Animal Care Team meeting - a start-of-season refresher induction with the emphasis on health & safety and risk assessments. It was also an excuse for a cuppa and some delicious sweet treats including Charlotte’s beautifully decorated, home-made cupcakes! Getting the Keeper Team together in one place all at the same time is not a common occurrence because of our rota system so it was really good to cover some key points – and of course a rare chance for a group photo or two!
We have two new team members for the 2012 season – Grace Turner and Becky Apelgren. I’ve included photos of the two of them (below) – welcome to the Animal Care Team Grace and Becky – here’s to a happy, healthy, successful season ahead for all of us!
Becky Apelgren (above left) and Grace Turner (above right) our new Animal Care Team members!
Our Head Keeper, Tara Hayter, is due to have a baby on 13th April. Today is Tara’s last day with us for the next 6 months or so! Tara sets high standards for the Team and has a lovely way of getting things done in a quick, thorough, efficient manner. We’re all going to miss her loads! We’re looking forward to meeting the new arrival and will keep you posted on further news!