It’s not been an easy time to be an animal care professional for a while now, but with recent events it now seems near impossible to keep the faith. With practically the whole of Orlando becoming unemployed overnight, those of us who are left working all over the world are finding ourselves spread very thin… Continue reading Animal Carers (in every sense of the word).
Hello all you cool cats and kittens... I was going to start this blog post off with some sort of disclaimer but I don't think there is a disclaimer big enough to cover the absolute mess that I just witnessed. I think it's fair enough to say that, as someone who works with exotic animals,… Continue reading ‘Tiger King’ – An animal trainer reacts.
Hey guys, it has been a while hasn't it? I've been so busy trying to finish my manuscript and send it off to agents that I simply haven't had the time to write a blog post. But now that we are in the firm grip of a raging pandemic, I have all of this free… Continue reading Thank you Zookeepers.
Another birthday came and went and I think I can now officially be described as being in my late twenties. I now get excited by things like doing the laundry and staying in. Who am I kidding, I've been excited about staying in for the past five years. But the laundry excitement was new. You… Continue reading Twenty Seven.
A not-so-cold start to the year here at Marineland Antibes with three beautiful polar bear cubs born this winter to second-time mum Flocke! The European Endangered Species Program, of which Marineland is a participant by simply having the polar bears within the park, aims to conserve healthy populations of endangered species' within a zoological setting,… Continue reading A very Ice surprise!
Yesterday I posted a photo over on Instagram and Facebook with a caption talking about how we define ourselves. I spoke about how defining myself as a 'future orca trainer' and then subsequently 'orca trainer' has defined my life for so many years, I genuinely didn't know who I was without it. I was definitely… Continue reading What makes me who I am?
Okay, so here is the blog post I was planning on writing last week, before I got sidetracked after my emotional meltdown while watching Little Women. If you don't know what that was all about then check out last week's blog post. But this is a new week, I'm just as emotional but we are… Continue reading Be Imperfect.