BBC Natural History Unit Work Experience
When: July 2013 - 4 weeks
For more details and to apply, click here.
Auckland Zoo, New Zealand
"We are offering 6-12 month unpaid internships within our life sciences department starting September 2013. You will become a key part of our animal teams, working alongside our keepers in the management and care of our unique animal collection."
Did You Know
There are about 205 species of owls. These are divided into two basic groups; barn owls and true owls.
Barn owls have a heart-shaped face, long legs and powerful talons. They are considered medium-sized owls with wingspans of usually around 106 cm (3½ feet).
True owls are a more diverse group than the barn owls with almost 190 species. True owls can vary greatly in size from the mini Elf Owl (40 grams/1.4 oz) to the bulky Eurasian Eagle Owl (up to 1.5–3 kg/3.3–6.6 lb). True owls have a round facial disc, short tail and large head and their mottled plumage helps to conceal them from predators and prey.
Mangroves are sometimes called the ‘nurseries of the sea’ as they provide the ideal shelter and food conditions for young fish and other crustaceans.
Mangroves are important for many other reasons including capturing sediment and filtering nutrients, stabilising shorelines and protecting our coasts.