July 22, 2019
Working with Wildlife
- as seen by -John Scott
Growing up, I vividly remember worrying about wildlife across the globe, and hoping that one day I would get to be a part of a conservation organization that would help protect wildlife and wild places across the globe.
While I have the pleasure of working with wildlife at WCS’s New York Aquarium, and have been fortunate enough to work in zoos and aquariums for 13 years, it is still sometimes discouraging to see the state of the world and wild spaces. However, we are all conservationists in our own right, and can work to protect these amazing animals across the globe. Every time I interact with guests at the aquarium, or create an up-close encounter with one of our animals, I am inspiring the next wave of conservationists and helping to save these amazing animals at home (above, black-footed penguins at the aquarium) and abroad.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to our keepers! Watch for zookeeper stories on Wild View and activities at zoos and aquariums near you during National Zookeeper Week 2019 from July 21-27.
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