AE Journal #1

26 Jun

Today was my first day of interning at Animal Embassy – an exotic animal sanctuary with a wide array of animals from all around the world. As most first days, I struggled through the newbie awkwardness with the inability to complete certain tasks. This was a long day, but it was a GREAT day.

Here’s a list of all the things that I want to remember:

  • Cleaned the chinchilla cage and stroked its soft fur
  • Cleaned the cage of a sugar glider
  • Cuddled with a ferret after cleaning its cage – then it kissed (licked) my nose!
  • Bonded with the tortoises while stroking their heads and shells
  • Held a baby chick
  • Cleaned the cage of baby turkeys (poults) and held them
  • Cleaned out the fish filter – nasty!
  • Washed out a tank covered in mud and excretions – not my favorite…
  • Took a trip to the tarantula house, which helped me concur my arachnophobia
  • Went hunting for tadpoles in a fountain
  • Held spotted salamanders
  • Pet multiple snakes of different shapes and sizes

As you can tell, it was a pretty jam-packed day. Tomorrow is another day – Can’t wait!




2 Responses to “AE Journal #1”

  1. Peggy July 3, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    That has to be the single most exciting first day of an internship. Love the recap and especially the pix. Keep em coming! Ps…had to Google “sugar glider” – adorable creature.

    • animalchamps July 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

      Thank you! It is a great experience. And yes, sugar gliders are beyond cute!

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