Smith lives on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, she is a wildlife
rehabilitator with WILDCARE AUSTRALIA Inc.
is also a wildlife writer and photographer and publish a monthly
online magazine called AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE NEWS.
Ever since she can remember, Claire's life has been full of
animals and birds. From a very early age in the UK she had lots
of pets and living in the country she was surrounded by a multitude
of beautiful creatures.
wanted to be a vet when she left school but instead she became
a rebel and spent the next few years at art college and protesting
against vivisection and the fur trade. Claire still protest
today about the injustices that animals endure but these days
she does it with a pen.
is so completely passionate about her work with wildlife and
can't think of a more rewarding way to spend her life. Claire
cares for birds mainly and has spent the last year or so almost
exclusively caring for members of the cockatoo family. Her goal
is to become a raptor specialist, specifically working with
owls. There is something very magical and special about owls
that Claire cannot really put into words - she just knows that
she is meant to work with them!
The best part of Claire's work with wildlife is always the release.
No matter how fond she may become of one of her birds, the joy
of releasing them outweighs any personal attachment she may
have developed while caring for them. Claire feel very lucky
to do this work and hopefully make a difference.
Claire's webiste at www.australianwildlifenews.com