Hi, I’m Penny, the writer and founder of Wildlife fun 4 Kids. You can learn more about me below but here’s why I write Wildlife Fun 4 Kids.
Why do I write Wildlife Fun 4 Kids?
- To help parents who have little-rangers-to-be find activities to foster their love of wildlife and animals
- To convince you that saving wildlife can start by helping children to engage in meaningful activities with and about wildlife
- To remind you that wildlife is everywhere and not just a visit to your local zoo!
Not for the usual malarkey like writing on walls or breaking family heirlooms.
I liked to collect animals. Baby pigeons, lizards, mice, guinea pigs, cats, and dogs would all somehow make their way into my house. I knew I would get a scolding as soon as they were found in my room. I also knew I would not be allowed to keep them hidden from my mum for long, but I had fun trying!
Eventually, I decided that if I was still collecting animals despite getting into trouble; I might as well think of it as a career option. My passion to become a zoo keeper was born.
Armed with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Wildlife Biology and a Grad Diploma of Education – I’ve now been a zoo keeper for five years and a Wildlife Education Officer for three.
‘Never work with kids and animals’ they say, but the person who spread that rumor, just didn’t want you to know how awesome it is!
Yup…I’m one of those annoying people who enjoys their job, and as a wildlife education officer, I have successfully managed to combine my two loves, wildlife and teaching.
When I’m not hanging out like Bindi Irwin, I tend to my own flock – Miss Possum, who’s 4 and my twinkles, Miss Squeak and Miss Purr , who are 22 months old. Oh, I take care of my husband, Golf man, too.
Somewhat of a bookworm, I prefer milk chocolate to dark and snail mail to social media. I’m also crazy as a Galah about all things strawberry - coloured, flavoured and scented.
I hope you and your kids will enjoy hanging out on Wildlife Fun 4 Kids site and if you have any requests or questions you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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