It’s great being a scientist, because you get to do something you love. I really enjoy being outside and working with animals and I get to do that every day.
The best bit is that you can decide what you are interested in: so once I worked with rhinos because I think they are cool, and the next month I was working with seabirds because I love them too. Every day is different, so you never get bored. And often you find out something no-one else in the world knows, which is an amazing feeling.
Some days are boring, like with any job, but I think I’m very lucky to be a scientist.
Most of the time it is great fun, because of the variety of things that you do. I love interacting with animals, and my job definitely allows me to do that. But, like in any job, there are ups and downs, and sometimes it can be frustrating when it takes forever to answer the questions you ask. Overall though, it’s not bad at all!