My degree is going to be in environmental and conservation biology. SO I might very well be able to one day fulfill my dream. I am also going to apply for the minor (at the university I am going to transfer to) where I can go to the big zoo's sister location around here, where they do their breeding/research and such, for a semester. That will be so exciting if I am able to do that :).
Some wildlife rehabilitation places around here look for volunteers. I don't know if they do something similar up where you are at Laki, but it might be worth looking into :).
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