Handler Mark

​​Our very own vegan Dr Doolittle was born and raised in Kent. Mark moved to London in his 20's and worked for many years as an award winning Graphic Designer. In his 30's he explored Europe and settled for ​a number of years in Holland where he met Jerry. While working in design he never lost his love for animals and always dreamt of the day he could work within the sector but it wasn't until 2015 he made this dream a reality.


Mark is the passionate rescuer so if an animal is sick or unwanted it will be Mark that usually offers the animal a home with us and then works with it to make sure it has the medical attention it requires along with a suitable environment, diet etc.



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Mark is our animal man - he works intensely with all our animals and always has strong bonds with everyone. It is hard to find a moment when Mark doesn't have at least one animal on him. Mark is also responsible for all our Social Media presence so takes all the photos and manages our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. He also designs our website, adverts, posters, leaflets, bravery awards etc.


QUALIFICAIONS

- Level 3 in Exotic Animal Care

  (completes 2018)

- Fully DBS Checked
- Trained/Certified First Aider
- Fully Insured
- Trained in Safe Guarding
- Experience volunteering at Mencap working closely with children & adults with severe physical disabilities.​

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​​QUICK FIRE Q&A


FAVE ANIMAL:

Tapirs, Sloths or Penguins 
(changes all the time)


FAVE OUR AMAZING ANIMAL WORLD ANIMAL: 
All of them! Probably the Meerkats as I work with them the most...or Hugo the Monitor....or Brian the Rat...no don't make me choose!



FAVE ANIMAL TO WORK WITH: 
OOOOO tough one! Depends on who the encounter is with but probably the Skinny Pigs as I love seeing the reactions when people see the little bald creatues for the very first time! When Hugo comes out that also usually evokes an amazing reaction too.


FAVE PART OF THE JOB:
Seeing so much laughter and joy at our events. Animals bring out the best in everyone and for me to see this makes me feel a part of something truly magical and amazing.