Meet our volunteers 

Ed-Head of Reptiles


Hi, I am Ed, I joined The Kent Owl Academy at the end of 2022, I was looking for experience with Birds of Prey and Exotic Animals. I love to be around the birds and spend time with them. Lansell the Tawny Owl is my favourite bird here as he was the first Owl, I interacted with. I would love to open my own animal and reptile rescue centre as I want to help any animals that need a home.


Paris-Level 2 Volunteer


Hello, my name is Paris, and I joined The Kent Owl Academy in 2021. One of my favourite things to do at the centre is weigh and fly the birds. Merlin the eagle owl and yorkley the Great Horned must be my favourite Owls; I love to watch them fly and am always fascinated with the larger birds. I aim to become a zoologist, studying birds of prey and reptiles. When I joined, I was very shy but became more confident with people and animals.



I am Tao, after visiting the place as a guest I was interested in the birds and wanted to work with them, After having my interview with Charlotte I joined the centre in August 2022. I love all the birds here but Ted the Indian Scops Owl is by far the best because she is so tiny and sweet. Although most the work here is cleaning and providing for the animals, I really enjoy interacting with them during shows, encounters and educational talks, I like to take part in animal training, especially with the smaller Owls. My dream job is becoming an exotic Vet, working along with these animals will help to get there.



Hello, I am Alfie and I am a volunteer at The Kent Owl Academy. I really like the bigger birds of prey like Yorkley the Great Horned Owl. My favourite thing to do is flying and training the birds and taking part during educational talks and shows. I want to move onto wildlife rescue and rehab In Australia as their animals fascinate me and I want to help with the effects of wildfires.



Hi, my name is Sylvia and I have been interested in birds since the age of 10, and my love of falconry began aged 11. I joined The Kent Owl Academy in February 2023 after having experience at another centre. My favourite bird at the KOA is Kermit the Tawny Frogmouth. I also have some of my own birds that I often bring to the academy to fly. I am always happy to have a chat with guests about the Owls and other birds.

Nick- Volunteer


Hi, My name is Nick and i joined The Kent Owl Academy in March 2023. I joined wanting to gain some experience with birds of prey as it ws an interest of mine. I enjoy flying in the shows and nswering questions that people have. My favourite owl is Harvest teh Dark Breasted Barn Owl. I am hoping to get a job at a zoo specialising with birds of prey in the future.




Hello! My name is Kirsty.


I joined the centre at the beginning of 2023. As a vet nurse I wanted to develop my skills with animal care and had an interest in falconry and birds of prey. I want to continue and let my skills grow within the bird of prey world and work full time at an educational falconry centre like the one I’m currently volunteering at.






Hi, I'm Natalia!


I joined the Academy at the end of July 2023. I wanted to gain experience with exotic animals and birds with the hope of one day becoming a vet nurse. I really enjoy caring and providing for the animals. My favourite bird at the centre is Kermit the Tawny Frogmouth.




Hi! I am Johnathan.

I joined the centre after visiting and found out that they take on volunteers, I found it interesting and wanted to take on a new hobby and get out more. I have loved the time I have had at the centre so far and I am looking forward to learning more and possibly be able to fly a bird independently and one day talk during shows.






Hey, I’m Liz!

I joined the Kent Owl Academy in 2023. I have 10 years of reptile keeping experience and have been published in Exotics Keeper Magazine.

I was drawn to the academy due to the many similarities between reptiles and birds and the desire to broaden my knowledge.

My goal is to become a Herpetologist focusing on behaviour and the advancement of captive husbandry.

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Kent Owl Academy

Kent Life 

Lock Lane 



ME14 3AU

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