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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lemurs, 12 Nov 2014.

  1. Lemurs

    Lemurs Well-Known Member

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    Hello. I have looked on here before but have only just signed up.

    I live in Kent in the UK. I grew up going to Howletts and Port Lympne, though my favourite park is Monkey World. Bronx Zoo is the best I’ve been to for space, environments, etc.

    I’ve visited rainforest in Bolivia, Thailand and Sumatra, next year I’m planning to go to Madagsacar. My proudest achievement has been to run a half-marathon for slow lorises: Run Loris, Run! | Helping the Slow Loris One Stride at a Time

    Currently I’m volunteering each Saturday with Howletts’ crowned and red-bellied lemurs, plus their one (very misbehaved) black & white ruffed lemur. I’m in the walk-through but there are a few zoo keeper duties too, hopefully it will lead to something more full-time!

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to chatting and sharing a few photos :)
     
  2. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat from the Netherlands Lemurs !
     
  3. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    Welcome lemur you have done the right thing joining, resistance is futile for zoo lovers,:p sounds as though you have more experience of actual zoo life than most of us here.
    Well done on the marathon, I hope you raised plenty of money.
     
  4. zooman

    zooman Well-Known Member

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    Welcome :) how lucky to have grown up in Kent !
     
  5. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Welcome from another Madagascar fan. I have worked there for 5 months last winter, so if you need any advise, feel free to ask ;).
     
  6. Lemurs

    Lemurs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I raised over £700, I'm thinking of doing something lemur related next.

    How do I turn off auto-subscriptions to threads I have posted in? I have had a look in the control panel and options menus.

    As a thank you have Howletts' crowned lemur baby at 2 days old. He's now 4 months of age :)
     

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  7. Nisha

    Nisha Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Zoochat :) to turn off your auto-subscriptions - click on the tools icon in the top right hand corner of your screen (above your notifications) and the option is under miscellaneous (subscribed threads) hope this helps
     
  8. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    Also you can unsubscribe by scrolling down the email notification you receive. and clicking unsubscribe that will direct you to the subscription link.
    Well done on the £700. Lemurs.
     
  9. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome Lemurs! :)
     
  10. Parrotsandrew

    Parrotsandrew Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat.
     
  11. Blackduiker

    Blackduiker Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat Lemurs.