Veteran Melbourne Zoo volunteer Beryl Durran a passionate ambassador for animal conservation

Eileen Wood
By Eileen Wood
December 28 2019 - 1:00pm
TRADEMARK SMILE: Visitors to Melbourne Zoo can be guaranteed a warm welcome from veteran volunteer Beryl Durran.

Beryl Durran once dreamed of being a zookeeper, but having a young family meant she had to stay with the job she was in.


Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0490 373 465

Get the latest Senior news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.