Sadie enjoyed like many youngsters a steady stream of household pets as a child from a Budgerigar to a Russian Hamster and the all-time family favourite of Goldfish. She embarked on her first weekend job as a dog walker for the local kennels. Before the birth of her daughter Sadie and her husband had their own furry family of two rabbits called Toffee and Tigger.
These were later re-housed at the nursery her daughter attended before their own house move. Sadie continues to encourage an animal environment at home and has since rescued 3 cats from Cats Protection.
Melissa's passion for wildlife stems from her early childhood. She has grown up around animals and knew from an early age that exotic creatures were where her heart lay. This is reflected in her work history which spans over 20 years of working in UK and foreign zoos (including working alongside Steve Irwin back in the 1990's). Much of her work has involved presenting daily public displays and schools educational talks. Melissa has also spent several years in the equine industry, working mainly in riding schools where she taught both children and adults.
It's a Hat Trick!
On a not so sunny day in June Zoo2U were invited to the Man United training complex for the 3rd year running. It was another fantastic Staff Fun Day. Each year we bring a different selection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates for families to meet. This year the stars of the show were Andre the 6 foot boa constrictor, Milo the eclectus parrot, Chicko and Chimba our young meerkats and the ever interesting Vinegaroon!
In this impressive complex we we had 4 tables in a marquee as well as our purpose built outdoor pen for our meerkats. Throughout the day we met hundreds of animal mad families and inspired a few of the youngsters as well!
After a hat trick of wonderful Staff Fun Days, here’s to next years too!
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