qualified Zoologist, Natasha has recently finished her Honours,
looking at wombat ecology in hotspot regions and evaluating
drainage culverts as crossing structures for wombats.
is currently working as a Technician Officer at the University
of New England.
began working with wildlife by volunteering at numerous zoos,
wildlife parks and veterinary clinics and has assisted in scientific
research. She has also completed a Certificate II in Animal
Care and Management while doing her HSC.
wildlife care began over two years ago when she volunteered
at the captive breeding program, Project Kial in Central Queensland
where she assisted in the care of the endangered Bridled Nailtail
Wallabies. Under guidance, she learnt how to care for macropods.
She later became a wildlife carer, first starting with caring
for macropods but later becoming a snake handler. She has been
involved in many rescues involving reptiles, wombats and birds.
Natasha has also provided scientific advice to wildlife groups
and organizations on the impact of roads on native wildlife.
She desires to increase our knowledge of our native wildlife
through research as she can see the issues that wildlife have
from habitat destruction, road kills and human inference.