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Learn more about unique Australian animals as we feed and handle them.

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Expert Information

Ben shares his interest in all sorts of animals from spiders to reptiles.

Extra Research

Useful websites and blogs to help you explore your interest in the field of animal research.

Education Pathways

You should become an animal researcher - Find out how!

The Expert

Ben Dessen

Ben Dessen

Animal Researcher

Course studied:

  • Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)

Ben has always been interested in wildlife from the time he got his first pet snake when he was six. He has worked for many wildlife organisations, and even spent 100 days living in the jungles of Borneo to help raise awareness of endangered orangutans. He is now studying a Bachelor of Natural Science, majoring in Animal Science.

Sample Workshop Activities

Name that Bridge

Build your own bridge

Bridges that tumble and fall