Budding vets get chance to learn how to care for wild animals thanks to Belmont Forum, Perth Zoo partnership


Budding vets can learn how to care for a wild animal. Picture: Belmont Forum
Budding vets can learn how to care for a wild animal. Picture: Belmont Forum

BELMONT Forum and Perth Zoo have partnered to give budding vets a chance to learn how to care for a wild animal.

Dressed in scrubs, children will be examining stuffed toy animal patients while learning how to bandage a giraffe’s sore leg or bottle-feed an orphaned orang-utan.

Belmont Forum marketing manager Julie Elliott said it was a natural choice to partner with Perth Zoo these school holidays.

“The Perth Zoo is one of the State’s favourite destinations for kids of all ages and we jumped at the chance to welcome them to Belmont Forum as part of the summer school holiday program.

“Kids will get a chance to see what it takes to be a zookeeper through the Junior Wild Vet Hospital Activity.

“They’ll be taught how to diagnose and treat some of the most popular animals at the zoo and we’re expecting the sessions to be incredibly popular.”

All participants in the Junior Wild Vet Hospital have a chance to win a family pass to Perth Zoo.

The Junior Wild Vet Hospital runs from Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20, from 11am to 2pm.

Vet classes are held every 10 minutes and bookings can be made at the Perth Zoo Wild Hospital activity in centre.

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