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Noel Riessen
Noel Riessen
Mt Gibson
Field Ecologist - Mt Gibson
Special skills / qualifications
Bachelor Science;
Zoo Guiding Certificate (TAFE Tour Guiding Level 1); and
A bit of art - drawing and photography.
What did you do before AWC?
Lots of road trips taking photos of everything! Miss those days...;
Zoo Keeper/ Guide/ Presenter / Caretaker at Territory Wildlife Park; and Zoo Keeper/ Presenter at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
I'm anthropomorphic to all animals equally.
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Some new random spot I haven't been yet, and there's lots of them at Yookamurra! We're constantly finding some random plant, animal or 'thing' in some previously unknown corner of the sanctuary.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Uperoleia orientalis (and I have photos too!). Would love to see a Night Parrot or Grey Goshawk who will keep still for long enough when I have my camera so I can get a photo (last Australian Raptor left to photograph).
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Anywhere in Australia, or New Zealand or Antarctica would be cool.
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