Ella started at the centre in July 2017, working in the shop and doing some work with the birds. She is currently studying for her Masters in Zoo Biology at Sparsholt College, with the hope of becoming a zookeeper in the future.


After completing her college course studying animal care, including a work placement here, Chloe has since looked after our visitor entrance / gift shop. She is also close at hand to help with various daily husbandry requirements of the birds and when time allows out in the gardens.


Having previously met Geoff and his birds at a local event Chris arranged his school work experience for the May of 1999. Since then Chris studied animal care at college before working at a local wildlife rescue centre. In 2001 we could offer him a full time position and ever since Chris does a great job of flying and presenting the birds in his friendly, enthusiastic manner.


Geoff and Naomi’s eldest son, Mark, has many years of experience working with Birds of Prey. As a child growing up around them and then weekends and school holidays spent watching Geoff and the team flying the birds. After university, working/volunteering in related occupations and travelling widely in part to observe raptors in the wild before returning to work full-time at the centre.


Kellie joined us at the centre in early 2016 having previously been a zoo’s bird section leader. Her lifelong passion for birds and especially birds of prey comes through clearly in the Centre’s displays and experiences. We were very pleased to send Kellie out to South Africa to help with the conservation of wild White-backed Vultures.

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