Guest Blog: Jackie Hilgers

Hi, I’m Jackie and I’m an intern from the Netherlands I study Animal Care at MBO Lentiz in Maasland. I had a four week long internship here at the zoo and it was wonderful.

Jackie with Burm

I learned a lot about many different species, my favourite of all being the Black & White Tegu (Salvator merianae). I enjoyed feeding the carnivores and I even got to build an exhibit for the small Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa)!

One of the most fun things to do where the Animal Encounter Sessions where visitors can see the animals up close and even handle some of them. I got to do one of those last Wednesday when a bunch of artists from the local Cartoon Saloon came by to draw the animals! I even got to be in one of the sketches, posted below. I’ve really enjoyed my time at the zoo and I have learned a lot.

You should come by and explore the zoo and the keepers will be more than happy to answer all the question’s you might have.

Jackie Sketch

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