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Edmonds' Claire Popke works with elephants and marine life


Last updated 9/7/2018 at Noon

Claire Popke scuba dived to help to do marine surveys on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand.

This summer, 22-year-old Claire Popke of Edmonds spent three weeks in Thailand helping animals, studying conservation and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian.

Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Claire was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter, worked directly with rescued elephants at an elephant sanctuary and volunteered in marine conservation on the island of Koh Tao.

The Veterinary Service program brings students to Thailand to volunteer alongside ve...

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