3. Conservation, Medication and Procreation: The Vet’s Life at Ähtäri Zoo.

When talking to the Vet from Ähtäri Zoo in Finland, it is natural for talk to turn to the giant pandas Finland has recently brought to Ähtäri Zoo resort, . Heini explains that she has many different things to do in Ahtari Zoo, not only caring for snow pandas Lumi and Pyry. She cares for a wide variety of different animals, from the selection of Scandinavian animals and Nordic wildlife, to the growing collection of wild Asian animals and the petting zoo which features domesticated Finnish animals.

Heini also explains that she is driven by contributing to animal conservation in zoos and wildlife conservation in Finland and is proud to play a part in China reintroducing pandas into the wild.

Introducing The Ähtäri Zoo Podcast

Hello. Welcome to the Ähtari Zoo podcast. My name is Mark Wiltshear, and during this series I am going to take you behind the scenes at Ähtäri Zoo.

This short pilot series is a fascinating look at the workings of a modern-day zoo. You will hear an introduction to Ähtäri Zoo resort, a conversation with the Panda Keeper and an interview with the Zoo Vet.