Meet Our Team

Jo Staff Member

Joanne Hunt

Owner
Starting with 2 goats we have now built to a full zoo. I oversee lots of different aspects of running Chew valley Animal Park.
Gary Staff Member

Gary Hunt

Owner
I have owned the park for 10 years. In charge of building new enclosures and maintenance.
Sam Staff Member

Sam Hunt

Animal Manager
Sam has been involved in the park from the very beginning, starting with 2 pet goats. Now has lots of roles including animal welfare, sourcing new animals and general animal management.
Shelly Staff Member

Shelly Grigg

Café Manager
Shelly has volunteered here for the last 2 years and become a full time member of the team in 2017. She is now Cafe Manager.
Alex Staff Member

Alex Somerton-Parker

Zoo Keeper
Alex joined the team in July 2017. He has now become animal manager in charge of all aspects of animal care.
Rich Staff Member

Richard Batchelor

Volunteer
Richard has volunteered with us for 2 years helping with park maintenance, building and groundkeeping.

Simon Pearce

Volunteer
Simon has volunteered at chew valley animal park for 8 years. He has been with us from being a back garden with 2 goats, helping build the zoo we have today.