Jo starts studies

Trainee keeper, Jo Turner, has set out on a study programme to gain a Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals.

The DMZAA qualification will boost her knowledge and skills in animal care and conservation. Jo has now attended her induction day for the first year of study and will soon be attending a week long residential course at Sparsholt College, in Hampshire. 

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CAPTION: Trainee Keeper Jo Turner who is starting a two-year study programme to gain a Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals with DZG’s Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston.

  The 21-year-old will be putting in extra study hours over the next two years, spending time in a virtual classroom as well as carrying out hands-on duties at DZG.   DZG’S Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston, who is also  Regional DMZAA Co-ordinator, has been instrumental in developing training for zoo keepers during the past seven years.    He said: “DZG is keen to support its staff in gaining the DMZAA.   “We take the training of our staff very seriously and this particular qualification is now the industry standard for training zoo keepers. “We wish Jo every success in her studies.”