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Let's Talk About: July

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

The holidays are here! We hope you find lots of time to relax this summer and (hopefully) enjoy some sun!

We have so much fun in store for Autumn; new workshops and resources launching in September, Alzheimer's month, environmental celebrations, Space Week and of course, Halloween. We are encouraging customers to plan ahead to secure spaces and avoid disappointment - we are busier than we have ever been and cannot guarantee last minute bookings for the rest of 2021.

As always, it’s our aim to make sure your ZooLab experience is the best it can be! If you would like to know more about what we do, please don’t hesitate to email the team and we will work quickly to get back to you!


Rob joined ZooLab in 2013 and works in County Durham and the surrounding areas.

Name: Rob Hunt

License Number: DDC/ALA/079363

Experience: Rob has a National Diploma in Animal Management and HND in Animal Science. He loves keeping his animal knowledge and care skills up to date and learning new things about animal husbandry


COMING SOON: ZooLab Environmental Time Machine

The ZET (Zoolab Environment Time Machine) is an interactive interface which travels long through the past and years into the future looking at climate data. What animals have become extinct animals and what problems is the planet facing? Comparing data from different eras allows us to form a direct comparison between human behaviour and climate change.


Listen Up!

We are delighted to present our new series, ‘In Conversation with...’. Throughout the series, we will interview interesting professionals from a range of different backgrounds across the animal industry. Each has a fascinating story to tell and our series will tell you a bit more about what they do and how they got to where they are today.

This month, Chris sits down with Lynne MacTavish, who runs Mankwe Wildlife Reserve with her family. Lynne has an extraordinary story, and one which will touch the hearts of many. She dedicates her life to wildlife conservation, most notably protecting the white rhino within the reserve from the constant threat of poaching.

It's been a particularly challenging 12 months for Lynne and her team, who already face daily struggles on the reserve. Listening to their story is enough to make anyone want to take action, and in normal times it's possible to head to the reserve for an unforgettable, hands-on volunteering experience. Now more than ever they need our help as South Africa continues to face COVID-19 and the restrictions still in place.


Below are a selection of locations that we are visiting in August, please check with each venue for times and ticket information.


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