Jessica Godden


Jessica Godden
Animal Carer

BSc Applied Animal Science

I've met Jess back in 2015, when I took on the Head Keeper's post in Five Sisters Zoo. Before the zoo Jess volunteered in Lamond Veterinary Practice for two years, and completed BSc in Applied Animal Science.

She was taken on as a volunteer at the zoo, and after a year, she was offered a year long internship. Upon completion, thanks to her hard work, she was offered paid zookeeper position. I got to know her as a highly passionate person, with a great attention to detail and always aiming to providing the highest standard of care. Her drive for learning and improving, her lovely personality and undeniable love for animals were the reasons why I wanted her on my team ever since. Jess shares my passion for enrichment and training. She's absolutely fantastic with coming up with enrichment ideas, and positive reinforcement training of any creatures, including kinkajou or porcupines πŸ˜€ She also has about 37 pets at home πŸπŸΎπŸˆπŸ’•πŸ’•