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Volunteer Puggle Handler - Taronga Zoos, Australia
Anabelle, Wildlife Hospital Supervisor, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
The above video features an Echidna. Specifically, it’s a baby Echidna, technically called a puggle. And it’s basically a mini-hippo mixed with an ant eater. Whatever it is, it’s the cutest thing in the world.
Taronga volunteers are involved in a variety of exciting roles across both Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Short-term positions are advertised on the volunteer vacancies page as needed (see link below).
Their dedicated volunteer programs are suitable for those looking for long-term (12 months or over) volunteering opportunities.
If you are interested in combining study with practical experience on site at Taronga be sure to check out the courses offered by the Taronga Training Institute.