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Zoo Keeper positions are relatively few and when positions become vacant it is competitive. Training will help assist in setting you apart from other applicants. Aside from employment within Zoo’s work can also be sought as a VET assistant or staff member at animal impound centres, animal protection agencies (eg RSPCA), animal hospitals, wildlife officer (ranger) and animal daycare business’s.

The duties of a Zoo Keeper include the care and maintenance of captive animals and their enclosures and the preparation of food. Zoo Keepers are also generally required to maintain detailed animal records, make detailed observations of their charges and assist in the capture and restraint of animals.

Specialist Zoo Keepers may focus upon the care and management of native or exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, fish, animal training, vet hospital or other specialised areas of animal management.

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