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Many of our past volunteers and interns go on to do incredible things with their lives and career paths. We are always sad to see them leave, but we know that their experiences at Chintimini Wildlife Center helped pave the way to where they are today, and we are so grateful for what they contributed to our Center while they were here!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Brianna Hinricher (aka Bree!), a past volunteer from our Raptor Education Program.
Bree played a vital role in our education program – she dedicated two-and-a-half years to our program as a Raptor Trainer. She was an excellent caretaker and a phenomenal educator. Her passion for sharing her knowledge and her positive outlook was contagious. Here are a few photos of Bree from her time at CWC:
Bree is currently an Education Keeper at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Arizona. They provide three educational shows a day for the public with their animal ambassadors. They also do three lorikeet feedings a day with the public.
I do get to work with a very handsome King Vulture (and we will hopefully get more birds of prey in the future). I also work with other bird species, mammals and reptiles! Besides the daily shows and feedings, my day also entails cleaning and feeding all of our ambassador animals as well as doing training sessions with them. Just recently we received a baby prehensile-tailed porcupine, who is just now about 2 months old and will one day be in our shows!
Here are some current pictures of Bree working as an Education Keeper in Arizona:
We are thrilled for you, Bree!