Recently we have had two members of the keeping team move on to pastures new. Jamie, above, left a couple of weeks ago having worked here for 18 months. Having enjoyed his time here, it was always the more handy man(y) and maintenance side of things he really liked. Of course there was not much of this available for a keeper with all the animal husbandry getting in the way, and so he has moved on to role that can offer him more experience with tools and a little close to home. We wish him all the best with his new career, and expect he will still pop in to see us from time to time.
Aaron has been with us for around 16 months, having moved down from the midlands to gain experience with wildlife. Having thoroughly enjoyed it, the call of education and to complete his Masters has always been there. Aaron's last day with us was this weekend, and he will be relocating back home for a year before starting his masters in Autumn of 2020. His main motivation (at least that's what I like to think) of his University of choice... how nearby it is to wild red squirrels. Another one converted! Good luck Aaron, and don't forget to pop in and see us when you are back South.