Greetings from Zion!

Greetings from Zion!

Greetings from Zion National Park!

Hello. My name is Camille Burrus. I am interning this summer at the beautiful Zion National Park. I have had the honor to work with the desert tortoise. Although the tortoises are currently burrowing underground to avoid the heat, I did have the chance to see one of these elusive animals for myself recently. They are very gentle animals with a lot of character! My main work this summer focuses on the conservation of the desert tortoise. With the help of my supervisors and co-workers, I will be developing a video to publish via Zion’s website about the tortoise.


I have also had the privilege to work with other threatened and endangered species since I have arrived, such as: big horn sheep, peregrine falcon, and even the California condor.

I am truly grateful to be at Zion this summer to experience these amazing animals and learn many new skills. I also look forward to keeping you all updated on my journey!

                 Until next time!

1 Comment
  • Mary Sullivan
    Posted at 18:22h, 20 November

    Hi Camille-

    If you are interested in using your direct hire authority for a permanent position in south-central Utah, I may have a position you could apply for. I work for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Please feel free to email me, I look forward to hearing from you.