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'I'm very attached to the penguins, they're so funny ...and frustrating': Belfast Zoo keeper Carolyn Hope opens up about her job looking after the wild and exotic animals


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Animal magic: Carolyn Hope loves her job as a keeper at Belfast Zoo

Animal magic: Carolyn Hope loves her job as a keeper at Belfast Zoo

Animal magic: Carolyn Hope loves her job as a keeper at Belfast Zoo

Belfast woman Carolyn Hope gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, 'taking your work home with you'. The back room of the house she shares with husband Andrew, children Ryan and Cayla and the two family dogs is currently home to a baby crowned lemur called Amber.

Previous residents over the years have included penguins, various species of birds and other primates.

"We've grown very fond of Amber, even though she has taken to throwing food around the room," laughs Carolyn, who works as a keeper at Belfast Zoo. "But I'm keen to get her back with her parents.


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