Lydia joined ZooLab in 2017 and works in Blackburn and the surrounding areas. 

Name: Lydia Smith

Licence Number: 62477

Experience: Lydia has a First Class Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Zoo Biology from the University of Salford. She previously worked as an Education Officer at Blackpool Zoo, delivering talks and handling sessions.


About: “I love my job because every day is different. I am able to educate people about these wonderful animals and change people’s perceptions of them. I also love getting to spend time with my animals every day! 


My favourite ZooLab animal is Milo the rat. He has a great personality and is very clever. He loves to sit on my shoulder and eat popcorn.”


Interesting Fact: Whilst working at Blackpool Zoo, Lydia’s favourite activity was feeding the giraffes!

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