I went to school and acquired a degree in critter behavior in biology, but i started working at the Tampa Bay Zoo when I was 25 years old.
I’ve been here for the last 10 years.
I care about working at the zoo and going to see with all of the critters. I started out working in the study room making food and supplements were all of the critters! Now I am a trainer and the parakeet aviary. I entirely care about working in the aviary with all the parakeets! Every one of us have tropical and local species. The Tampa Bay Zoo is house to thoUSAnds of parakeets. Each a single of them has their own personality. I care about spending all day inside of the aviary, even on my mornings off! Last Tuesday I didn’t have anything planned on my day off, so I went to the Tampa Bay Zoo and sat in the Aviary. I visited with the parakeets and I watched all of the people coming in and out of the zoo. It was an absurdly boiling day and the outdoor temperature was 93 degrees. The zoo wasn’t terribly stressed because of the heat, however there were a couple of people walking around, then one man in particular decided he wanted a refund because of the heat. I overheard the conversation while I was inside of the Aviary. The man was talking to his husband or guy, then he was yelling about that heat and complaining about the temperatures. She told his man that he wanted to ask for a refund and he told his that he was being deranged for complaining about the heat in the state of Florida.