Hi, welcome to my blog!

My name is Jes and I am an avid fan of all things primates (mostly the non-human kinds).  I first set up A World of Primates whilst studying my MSc in Primate Conservation.  Nowadays I work as a full time Zoo Keeper and part time Zoo Registrar in the UK, and I’m also a freelance wildlife artist (in all that spare time I don’t have).

A bit about me:

My favourite animals to work with are callitrichids (with the exception of the retired Llama at work), I love to travel and experience new cultures, I love anthrozoology, animal psychology and behaviour, and my biggest primate interest is the primate pet trade (and educating people against it). I love nutoka (the sustainable palm oil version of nutella- thanks Aldi), I recently gave up smoking, and I have an adopted lurcher who’s my best friend of ten years.

I hope you like my blog, it’s meant to be a bit of fun with some (hopefully) interesting stuff thrown in for those intrigued by primates and the field of primatology.




4 thoughts on “About”

    1. Hi! Thanks for feedback on my ‘how to pack for the field’ post 🙂 The course is great, demanding but really worth it. I’m in the field at the moment but when I’m back I can speak to you more about what to expect (it’s always good to be ahead of the game!) I can also put you in contact with another soon-to-be 2014-15 cohorter 🙂

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The thoughts and views of a primate loving zoo keeper

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