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Tshepo 500 000 - Gaining experience @ Bester Birds Zoo

Lemurs, Aldabra, Rabbits, Cats and more - Five interns started at Bester Birds Zoo in November 2016.  Together they will be working towards gaining experience with animals, visitors and conservation.  Learning about the animals they care for they will be exposed to animal husbandry and welfare.  Helping teach our next generation and help the zoo move forward.


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Left to right: Thuli  Mtshweni, Aleka Dlamini, Shiphiwe Dubazane, Tumishang Mphahlele & Adam Manyane. With the Ring Tailed Lemurs from Madagascar.
All Graduates working within Conservation, hoping to protect our planet and all that lives on it.

Each team member has responsibilities and expectations to uphold.  Such as working closely with our old Aldabra tortoise 60years to feeding our silly little penguins.  Each in turn bringing a new fresh approach to our little zoo.  Join us as we gain momentum.   

Tshepo 500 000 - Empowering our Youth for a Better Tomorrow. 

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Tshepo 500 000 is a Gauteng Provincial Government  Initiative that enhances and encourages on job training and life skill development.  It is all about developing entrepreneurship and hope for our generation.  Bester Birds & Animals Zoo Park are proud to participate in the programme and to help our team grow.  Thank you.


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