Smiles All Round.

Ellie Jay Turkana Grocott.


I’m incredibly blessed when it comes to life right now. Not only am I lucky enough to be with the man of my dreams, but I am in the early stages of progressing with my absolute dream career. These are two photo’s I took from my first day volunteering as an education intern at Paignton Zoo. I was told there wouldn’t be much hands on work with the animals, but within the first 3 hours, I had already clambered into the Giant Tortoise enclosure and conversed with Timmy (I say conversed, he wasn’t much of a talker), and had the privilege of feeding and stroking the giraffes. Although the work I’ll be doing over the next 6 months will revolve around educating others about conservation, and of course all the simple things like the names of the animals plus many ridiculous questions, I am in at the zoo. I plan on fully expressing my love of being there, and how I would adore to work with larger animals as a career. I also get to do the talks about the cheetah(s? I was told one died the other week, even though I had no idea there was two in the first place! I should probably check that one) which is my all time favourite animal. To finish, I am one lucky girl. I will give both my boyfriend, and my job, my full, undivided love and attention.

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