West Man Up For 'Best Job in World'.

29 April 2013, 11:54 | Updated: 29 April 2013, 12:07

An animal expert from the West has been shortlisted from 600,000 applicants for what is being called 'one of the best jobs in the world'.

33 year old Mat Richards is one of just 25 people from around the world who are now in the running for the job of 'Wildlife Caretaker' on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Mat is currently an animal trainer at Bristol Zoo. If he were to get what he calls his 'dream job' he would be caring for the island's Australian sea lions, echidna, koalas and - of course - kangaroos.

As part of his application Mat had to make a video to say why he should get the job.

Mat now needs to get the backing of as many people as possible though Facebook and Twitter.