Sam: Head Keeper
Meet Sam our Head Keeper. Having been a keeper for the last 24 years, Sam is the best person to look after our team of keepers - and John!
If you could be any zoo animal what would you be?
Are you kidding me! What’s the grumpiest animal I know…umm wildebeest!
Why did you become a zookeeper?
Because I always wanted to work with animals.
What is your favourite animal within your section?
In general it's gibbons. But here at Newquay Zoo it's definitely Pat and Tucks - our capuchins.
Do you have any interesting pets?
Not really, I have a dog and two cats.
How did you become a zookeeper?
Lots of voluntary work and studying from a young age. I volunteered at a wildlife sanctuary and I worked for a gas company. Then I gave up my job at the gas company to volunteer in zoos and the wildlife sanctuary full time, and then I eventually got a job in a zoo.
What is the best thing about working at Newquay Zoo?
The team and the species that we’ve got here, as it's unique and unusual.
How long have you been a zookeeper for?
I’ve been working with animals for 24 years.
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