Shannon Kelly

Wildlife Education Assistant Trainer

Shannon is from Perth WA but spent much of her childhood camping, hiking, diving, and fishing. This led to an interest in wildlife photography and conservation of our natural world.

She expanded her interests by completing a double major in Biological
Sciences and Conservation & Wildlife Biology, plus a minor in Plant Biology.

She then achieved her Masters in Wildlife Health and Conservation, during which time she volunteered in multiple roles – including three years at WA Wildlife.

Her studies solidified her passion for nature and education, leading to her
taking up roles travelling throughout WA as a wildlife keeper, educator, dog
trainer and fauna handling instructor with Animal Ark.

Shannon is a kind, fun-loving individual who has owned, rescued, or caught
everything – from fish and axolotls, through to horses, geckos and roos.

Currently, however, she is the proud owner of a friendly, affectionate, long-
haired Dachshund named Digby Güdest Dewg.

Shannon brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to her varied role at Animal Ark.