In 2014/15 I did an eight day course at London Zoo called Zoo Academy where I got to interact with some of the animals, learn lots of new skills involved in Animal Welfare and Behaviour and I also learnt lots of new information about the vast number of interesting species they house at London Zoo 🙂 The first week focused on Invertebrates and we got to clean out some of the invertebrates from the BUG house at London Zoo including giant cockroaches, millipedes and Large Snails 🙂 The next week was focused on Reptiles so we got to say hello to some of the reptiles and got the opportunity to handle one of the snakes and feed the Giant Galapogos Tortoises which was so cool! One of the Giant Galapogos tortoises rested its head on my knee and my heart melted 🙂 Some of the other Practical tasks during the eight weeks included cleaning out the reindeer enclosure, meeting the penguins and cleaning them out, preparing food for a variety of species, making enrichment for carnivores and completing a behaviour study of squirrel monkeys. It was such a fun experience being able to do this course because although I have been to lots of zoos before it was so interesting seeing behind the scenes of Wild animal care and also learning about the conservation of some very endangered species 🙂
Let me know in the comments if you have ever been to London Zoo before and what your favourite wild animal species is 🙂
If I’m being completely honest, I’m not really one for celebrating Halloween, I mean I’d never been trick or treating or watched Hocus Pocus!!!!! However this year I decided to immerse myself in the spirit of Halloween and I really enjoyed it 🙂
First off I decided to try a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks which was everything I hoped for!! I also tried a vampire frappuccino which was amazing- its a mixture of chocolate and strawberry and is honestly so delicious 🙂
Then I decided that whilst I was drinking my Starbucks drinks I may as well also carve my own Pumpkin- this proved extremely difficult with the very blunt knives I had at my university halls but hopefully next year I’ll do a better job ❤
The Thursday before Halloween I went to a Halloween Party in London called F*** me its Halloween 🙂 I dressed up as a cat and just had a laugh with friends.
The Friday bought with it another Halloween Party this time in my halls of residence at University 🙂 I went in my Minion Onesie- I was absolutely boiling by the end of the night but still had a great time 🙂
When Halloween rolled around I was absolutely exhausted so I decided that it would be a great time to sit down and actually watch Hocus Pocus which I’m told is a Halloween classic. Once I finished that I thought I may as well watch The Nightmare before Christmas which is my all-time favourite Halloween movie ❤ I then completed my movie marathon with The Rocky Horror Picture Show 🙂
Although I still haven’t been trick or treating I feel like I finally see what all the fuss is about and who knows there’s always next year 🙂
Let me know in the comments what you guys did for Halloween.