ROLE: HEAD KEEPER (Since 2019, animal keeper 2016-2019)
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: ROCKHOPPER PENGUIN
What does your role involve?
My role involves many factors from ensuring the animals needs are met fully, the keeper team are happy and managed. As well as this, I help drive new projects, from new animals, animal activities, signage and even enclosure set ups. There is always more we can do, so every year we aspire to provide more for our animals and customers. Along with the care of the animals comes the paperwork ensuring our very important Zoo Licence is up to date.
What is your favourite part of working at Tapnell Farm?
My favourite thing about working at Tapnell farm is working alongside dedicated animal lovers that everyday do their upmost to ensure our animals have the best of what we can provide them. I really enjoy coming up with new ideas, listening to my team’s ideas and helping them create what they envision.
Working with farm, pet and some exotics keeps me on my toes, which means learning something new every day. Farm animals like goats are one of favourites as they are so affectionate and you can really get to know them, I am a real sucker for Jar Jar our Nubian goat so do come and say hello to him and all our animals.