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Hi! I'm Amanda Mendonça
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Hello everyone,

It is a pleasure to join this community.

My name is Amanda Mendonça. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Veterinary Medicine in Brazil, with graduation imminent and my thesis already approved. Additionally, I work as an English teacher.

Since the beginning of my studies, I have completed several internships focused on wildlife, primarily with terrestrial animals. I have gained significant experience at Jiboias Brasil, the largest boa breeding facility in South America. Furthermore, I have volunteered and interned at ONG Asas e Amigos, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, maintenance, and rehabilitation of wildlife. My work also extends to environmental education, where I collaborate with schools and the Police of Minas Gerais.

I am excited to share that I have considerable experience in wildlife rescues. In Brazil, there are times when the police and firefighters are unable to complete rescue operations. During such instances, I have been actively involved in rescuing the animals they cannot.

Additionally, I have experience in event planning and organization management, having served as the President of my university’s GEAS (wildlife study group that promotes training and events) for many years. I have organized various events, including congresses, symposiums, and training sessions for veterinarians and students, both online and on-site.

While my publication record is modest, my first significant work involved a rattle transplant in a rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus terrificus). This procedure was necessary due to human interference, which resulted in the snake needing rescue. The rattle was damaged during the rescue, and since releasing an animal back into the wild requires it to be whole and intact, we performed the transplant to ensure its defense mechanism remained functional and to prevent shedding issues.

I am a herpetologist at heart, passionately fascinated by anything related to dinosaurs, including their modern descendants such as birds and reptiles. They are undoubtedly my greatest passion. I am currently working towards my Master's in Conservation Medicine.

I am thrilled to have joined this community and look forward to our mutual growth and learning.

Best regards,
Amanda Mendonça

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Go to the profile of Chrissy
about 1 month ago

Welcome! Your dedication to wildlife veterinary medicine and extensive experience, especially in wildlife rescue and education, is truly inspiring. Happy to have you join us!

Thank you so much! I'm glad to be here 

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
about 1 month ago

Hi Amanda, a warm welcome to WildHub! Brilliant to have you join us and we are looking forward to you joining our Core Community also! 

Allow me to introduce you to our Conservation Catalyst @Rezoana Arefine who is a herpetologist in Bangladesh and our member @Kaya de Reede who is collating information about animal rescue and release, which could benefit from your knowledge (see Kaya's request here). 

Thank you so much! I'm sure we will have a lot to talk about. 

I also checked Kayas post and i will be sharing with my colleagues in Brazil. I thought that was an amazing initiative. 

Go to the profile of Rezoana Arefine
about 1 month ago

Dear Amanda,

Heartfelt welcome to our team. You have done lots of appreciated work for wildlife. It's great to learn about your compassion for snakes. I would like to know about your journey with the rattlesnake. If you have any shots or videos, I would like to see them.

Best wishes,

Arefine 

Hello!

Thank you so much for the welcome into the community and team.

I have videos and pictures. Do you have an email or a phone number i could be sending them to?

Go to the profile of Rezoana Arefine
about 1 month ago

Sure, my dear.

Here's my WhatsApp id- +8801568162802 & Email- Arefine.karim.mimi@gmail.com 

Stay well. 

-Arefine 

Go to the profile of Lara Reden
about 1 month ago

Welcome to WildHub, Amanda!

Thank you Lara! Happy to be here

Go to the profile of Eniang Inemesit Edem
about 1 month ago

You're welcome to Wildhub community, feel free to connect with like minded individuals.🤗

Thank you so much!!!! I will do