Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Introducing the Fall 2016 Interns!

We have seven new interns this fall. They have been here for about five weeks. This group of interns is from all over the US. They all have recently graduated and are pursuing a career in the animal world. Let’s meet the new interns!

Ashley


Ashley is pictured here making our bear diets. She is from Westfield, Massachusetts. Ashley graduated from Delaware Valley University in May 2015 with a bachelor of science in conservation and wildlife management. Her future ambitions include working in a big cat rescue.
Favorite animal: Tiger
Favorite color: purple
Favorite food: pasta
Special talent: none
Hobbies: coloring, hiking
Countries traveled to: Aruba
Favorite movie: Nightmare Before Christmas
If she could be any mythical creature, she would be a mermaid.
If she could have a super power, it would be the power to control water.




Brenda



Brenda is pictured placing the meat for the carnivores in bins to defrost overnight. Brenda is from Artesia, California. She graduated in May 2016 from Humboldt State University with a BS in Zoology. Her future ambitions include working in conservation and extinction prevention. Favorite animal: African Lion
Favorite color: green
Favorite food: frog legs
Special talent: fluent in Spanish
Hobbies: reading DC comics, hiking, duct tape crafts, collecting knives
Countries traveled to: Mexico, Canada
If she could be any mythical creature, she would be a dragon.
If she could have a super power, it would be the power of mimicry or absorption (can copy or take another’s powers).




Charlotte


Charlotte is pictured refueling the gator. She is from Suwanee, Georgia. Charlotte graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Her future ambitions include working in conservation of endangered species.
Favorite animal: Tiger
Favorite color: red
Favorite food: mashed potatoes
Special talent: innate sense of direction
Hobbies: reading, coloring, rock collecting, baking
Countries traveled to: Honduras, Canada
Favorite movie: The Lion King
If she could be any mythical creature, she would be a mermaid.
If she could have a super power, it would be the power of shape shifting.



Kate


Kate is pictured painting Rob’s (one of our ocelots) new house equipped with a heat lamp. She is from Jeffersonville, Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Animal Science. Her future ambitions include going to vet school and become a veterinarian.
Favorite animal: all animals except turkeys
Favorite color: purple
Favorite food: almonds
Special talent: dancing
Hobbies: dancing, hiking, rugby
Countries traveled to: Ecuador, Greece, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Canada, and Switzerland
Favorite movie: Aristocats
If she could be any mythical creature, she would be a chimera.
If she could have a super power, it would be the power of flight.



Kayla


Kayla is pictured here prepping special diets for some of the large cats with donated steak from Walmart. She is from Central Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois in May of 2016 with a degree of Animal Science. Her future ambitions include being a curator of her own sanctuary.
Favorite animal: goat
Favorite color: purple
Favorite food: coffee
Special talent: being funny
Hobbies: cooking, dancing, reading
Countries traveled to: none
Favorite movie: Fried Green Tomatoes
If she could be any mythical creature, she would be a hippogriff.
If she could have a super power, it would be the power of elasticity.




Lexi


Lexi is sorting through loose sweets donated by Walmart for our grizzlies. She is from St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated in May from the Missouri University of Science and Technology with a BS in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. Her future ambitions include animal conservation on another continent. 
Favorite animal: cheetah
Favorite color: yellow
Favorite food: chocolate covered raisins
Special talent: hiccup like Mau
Hobbies: soccer, reading
Countries traveled to: Spain, Ireland, South Africa, and England
Favorite movie: Harry Potter
If she could be any mythical creature, she would be a phoenix.
If she could have a super power, it would be the power of invisibility.




Renee


Renee is pictured here prepping our “grizzly bucket” with meat for the next day. She is from Belvidere, New Jersey. She graduated May 2016 from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interpretive Biology and Natural History and minors in Spanish and Animal Behavior. Her future ambitions include working in animal conservation at Disney World.
Favorite animal: Panda
Favorite color: purple
Favorite food: Chinese pork steam buns
Special talent: can eat her weight in food
Hobbies: running, scary things, Asian culture
Countries traveled to: Australia, Guatemala
Favorite movie: Wreck-it-Ralph
If she could be any mythical creature, she would be a fairy.
If she could have a super power, it would be the power of flight.





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