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One of the most unique and important jobs on Necker Island is taking care of the beautiful array of animals that call the island home. Richard Branson's keen interest in wildlife conservation means we have a team of four who work across both Necker Island and Moskito Island to keep a close eye on all these beautiful creatures. The team is headed up by Vaman Ramlall who is the Wildlife and Conservation Manager supported by Senior Wildlife Keeper Fabio Araya and Ulance James and Chetan Kotak who are both keepers.
Our fantastic wildlife team on Necker! Thanks Vaman, Fabio, Ulance and Chetan.
The main focus for this fantastic four is naturally to keep an eye on anything that has a direct relation to any of the wildlife. The team are happy to organise animal tours providing a brief highlight of all the species living on the island and discuss how they have ended up living here. These tours are popular with both guests and local school children who love interacting with all the animals. The animals that live on Necker arrived here from a variety of different ways. The most common source is they are given as donations from owners who have found they are no longer able to care for them.
Big Ted the Red Ruffled Lemur
So, just how many animals are there currently on Necker Island? Here is a quick round-up:
A group of flamingos in the water by Bali Hi
Cute Red Ruffled lemur
Slow and steady wins the race!
Congratulations to Vaman, Fabio, Ulance and Chetan for all their hard work in not only caring for but enhancing the wildlife on Necker Island. Keeping each animal happy and healthy is a massive undertaking. If you are staying with us make sure to put some time aside to spend some time with our wildlife team. You will definitely come away learning something new.
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