A friend of mine, earlier in the year, was bought a very special birthday present by her husband… to be Zookeeper for a day at Whipsnade. Being a big animal lover, she was more than a little excited and got to see and assist with a lot of the tasks that go on behind the scenes at a zoo. Anything from mucking out the rhinos… to making up happy meals for the chimps!
We followed her as far as were allowed and captured some of the things she got up to. At the same time photographed many of the animals brilliantly cared for at Whipsnade.
Only a few days later, one of the elephants, Azizah, gave birth to her third baby, weighing in at 16 stone and was 5 weeks overdue!