Danni Rae

Danni is a Wellington based zookeeper and conservationist with a passion for connecting children with animals and the environment.

She has worked in Australia, New Zealand and Madagascar and wants to use her experience to inspire conservation connections through her engaging and educational animal adventure stories.

When she isn’t working, Danni can be found writing, reading, hiking and traveling!


Illustrator Evan Heasman (also known by the artist name Soju Shots) is an illustrator who takes great inspiration from nature and fairytales.

He uses a combination of pen, watercolour, photography and digital mediums to create his characters and the magical worlds they come from.

He works between his home in beautiful Waipu and his little studio in Whangarei.

Danni Rae NZ author