Monkeying Around

Monthly Archives: October 2018

My first day at Monkey World was probably one of the most bizarre (and scary) days of my life. Having worked with so many different animals, I was well aware of the dangers that could be present even with the cutest, cuddliest of species. I was not aware of just how dangerous this new position was going to be. Chimpanzees are one of the most dangerous species on planet earth to work… Read More

Everyone always asks me “Why on earth would you leave a job working with dolphins and Seals?” My response was always the same. “To go and try to work with chimpanzees of course’ Sheesh… Doesn’t everyone just leave a dream job to go and do another dream job?? So, here I was working with some of the most incredible animals on planet earth, but I knew I had to take life one… Read More

This part of my story is incredibly difficult to write. No one EVER expects to shout out proudly, ‘Hey, I’ve been admitted into a psychiatric hospital’. No one ever wants to feel like they’re crazy, weird, losing grip on reality and could be filmed for a scene in One Flew over The Cuckoo’s Nest. But it happened. It happens to MANY people. It even happens to those of us that think we’re… Read More