Budding Conservationists visit Bristol Zoo as part of studies

Last week Animal Management and Countryside Management students visited Bristol Zoo as part of their studies on conservation.

The main focus of the day was to learn about how zoos contribute to conservation and fight the loss of biodiversity our planet is currently experiencing. Students received a talk from Bristol Zoo’s Conservation Education Team and had a chance to go and visit their favourite animals on site.

The trip feeds into the module ‘Understanding the Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation’ which both courses complete as part of their Level 3 vocational qualification.

A highlight of the day for students was meeting a critically endangered Pancake Tortoise who had had ground-breaking medical surgery at the zoo to save her life.

Stephanie Masefield, Lecturer of Life Sciences said: “We’re really proud that our students are so engaged with tackling the threats facing wildlife around the world and hope that some of them end up following their aspirations and working with fantastic conservation organisations such as Bristol Zoo.”

To find out more about our Animal and Countryside Management courses, visit our website here or come along to our Open Evening on Thursday 6th February 2020, 5-8pm.