27 year old Zoology BSc graduate, fixed-term zoo keeper at Woburn Safari Park, general animal fanatic and massive geek. I've worked in the Arachnida & Myriapoda department of the NHM in London and been to Madagascar to do some conservation work. Here you will find: Zoology, animals, nature, science, anatomy, facts, funny things, geeky stuff, running, cycling, positive thinking, more zoology, and a lot of my boyfriend, James! Welcome and enjoy!!
So to finish the day we popped to the ‘jungle’ to have a look at a barbary macaque that seemd to be injured.
Usually there are only 2 keepers on the section…lucky 6 of us were there as all 46 macaques suddenly kicked off!! We think it was potentially over a male carrying a baby?
2 fighting males ran straight at me so I had to quickly shut the gate to the section and grab a broom to help get them back over their line.
We thought they had settled a bit but then it all kicked off again and one climbed over an electric fence and came straight at us again. We managed to get him back and then let the public out who had unfortunately been shut in during the palava (all in cars and safe).
Nothing like an adrenalin rush right before home time! Bring on Reading Festival tomorrow!