For me and zoos, 2018 has been a fantastic year! Some highlights include : - Continuing to study Zoo Biology at Nottingham Trent University - loving it there! - A weeks placement at Noahs Ark Zoo Farm with the big cats and Spectacled bears. - 18 days in Madagascar where I was able to see so many amazing species. - A five week internship living and working in Blackpool zoo as "Assistant curator". I was able to help write the 2018 Waterfowl and Pelecaniforme Regional Collection Plan for EAZA and complete the studbook reports for Long-Nosed Potoroo, Ground Cuscus and Lesser Flamingo. - Target trained a Fossa! - Purchased a share in a zoo. - Visited 18 zoos (a record for me, but still not enough) which brings me to a total of 48 in my lifetime. Next year I hope to visit many more zoos including the Aspinall Parks, Highland WP, and maybe one or two foreign zoos... I will also be taking part in years a placement and an unknown collection/collections - interviews will be occuring in the new year. I'd love to hear a summary of your years too Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!