The Zoo's Nat Sullivan
Nat Sullivan is the Pridelands team leader at Auckland Zoo. In
this season, Nat faces up to her fear of seals and sea lions and
gets in the pool with them at Sea lion Shores. Nat is passionate
about shark conservation, and hopes that she will be able to fulfil
her dream of diving with them.
Name: Nat Sullivan
Where do you live? Three Kings
Zoo position: Pridelands team leader
Works with: giraffes, lions, rhino, zebra, ostrich, cheetah, hippo, baboon, flamingo
Favourite animals: giraffe
How long have you worked at the zoo? 7-8 years
What's the best thing about your job?
Being able to work with heaps of different animals every day
Share a funny filming moment from this year/past
Trying not to look petrified while I was diving with the sea lions
Where in the world would you most like to go - to see
The Galapagos Islands
Which animal you think most accurately represents
Who inspires you?
A lot of people out in the field carrying out research which in turn helps us with captive animals. This will hopefully swing full circle where we can then put back into the wild
Do you have pets at home?
Dogs and cats
What is your favourite TV show?
If you could give any budding young zoo keepers any
advice, what would it be?
You can do it... I did!
What are you doing to help the planet? - combined with
your best tip to help save the planet
Take your own bags to the supermarket so that you aren't using plastic ones.
Do not buy ANY animal products if you are travelling overseas.
I always buy sustainable fish too.