Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Career Advice for the Serious Animal Lover

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Career Advice for the Serious Animal Lover

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LINDY Thomas knows never to smile at a crocodile, but when her favourite tree kangaroo Kubu gives her a grin each morning the wildlife officer knows she has chosen the right career path.

"That is the favourite part of my day when I say good morning to Kubu," said Ms Thomas, who is a mammal keeper at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

"He is just hilarious. He comes up to the enclosure door and has the biggest smile on his face and is always very happy to see me.

"While part of being a wildlife officer is forming a bond with the animals, we don't get to spend the day patting them because there is so much that needs to be done to care for them day-to-day.

"It's definitely not a glamorous job. You are pretty much dirty from 7am to the end of your shift - but I love it."

For the past six years the Bilambil Heights wildlife officer has been working at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary were she originally started as a volunteer while studying for a Bachelor in Applied Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. …

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