Ben Dessen with an orphaned eastern grey kangaroo joeyBen’s fascination and interaction with animals and the natural environment have been an integral part of his life. Ben grew up experiencing the freedom of a childhood spent exploring the wonders of the Australian bush. He can still clearly recall the excitement he felt as a six year old caring for his first snake. Ben’s family quickly expanded to include a vast menagerie of python’s, lizards, birds, insects, frogs, chickens, dogs and many other native animals who came to share his home over the years that followed.
These early experiences fuelled an innate interest in Ben which quickly evolved into a driving passion. Ben became a voluntary wildl