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My granddaughter is back home.

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Jade packed it in at Australia Zoo and took up a 10wk internship at the World Bird Sanctuary at St Louis Missouri. They were fantastic with her and she had a chance of a green card and employment but was missing her German Shepherd, so came home. She has over 56000 followers on instagram and is making a few bob from advertisers and her jewellery sales so has time to think about her next adventure with a raptor centre showing interest in her already in Oz. I think she may end up down in Smellbum :-)

 

Some of the birds and others she worked with out there.

 

32590097584_e9d66296a7_b.jpgSee my album Jade's Journey (64) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr

 

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What a lucky young lady doing what she obviously loves, you are obviously very proud and rightly so.

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What a lucky young lady doing what she obviously loves, you are obviously very proud and rightly so.

 

I am so. She's got more "get up and go" than I had at her age, that's for sure.

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Awesome photographs too.

 

Not too bad considering that I took 'em from her facebook page and they were taken with a phone! Makes me wonder what I am doing with 6ks worth of camera combo! :-)

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Great pics, clearly has a passion for her work. Personally I could never get over how poorly paid people generally are working with animals. I'll have to stick to admiring the work they do.


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Great pics, clearly has a passion for her work. Personally I could never get over how poorly paid people generally are working with animals. I'll have to stick to admiring the work they do.

 

Most don't get paid at all mate. Some zoos run as high as 70% volunteers and placement pracs from Uni courses such as Zoology and Conservation.


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Lovely pics! I think she might have been one of the ladies in the show when we went to aus zoo but I can't remember hearing the name so maybe it wasn't

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Thanks for the photos, Kev. All good things for Jade in her future.

 

Cheers, Bobj.

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Most don't get paid at all mate. Some zoos run as high as 70% volunteers and placement pracs from Uni courses such as Zoology and Conservation.

 

Wow that's an incredible statistic!


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Lovely pics! I think she might have been one of the ladies in the show when we went to aus zoo but I can't remember hearing the name so maybe it wasn't

 

Thanks Chook. Yeah, she'd be the one showing the wedge tailed eagle and the condor u8nless she was day off. She loved doing the shows but prefers the hands on work of rehabbing which is why she's left. Much more hands on work out there actually helping the birds recover, as opposed to showing them off.

 

20104899953_5b8faac57e_b.jpgJade at Work by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr

 

33290336872_614b35b195_b.jpgSee my album Jade's Journey (14) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr

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Fantastic photos, and a lovely lady by the sounds of it too. What a proud Grandad you must be. Thanks for showing what wonderful opportunities there are for young people out there. We always hear far too much doom and gloom IMO. All that negativity must rub off on our young ones, making them give up before even trying. Positive role models are worth their weight on gold. Good for her.

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Didn't get to see much of her as Jade is on the move again. She was offered a job here:  http://www.fullflight.com.au/

She drove down on Friday and has found a house share with someone with similar interests who let her bring her German Shepherd so she's happy as!

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