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Zoo Keepers are in charge for ensuring the health and comfort of zoo animals. Typical duties these professionals complete are feeding animals, making sure their exercising needs are met, following specific instructions for each species, replenishing drinking water, cleaning living spaces, observing unusual behavior, and entertaining animals. Based on our collection of example resumes for Zoo Keeper, essential qualifications include animal care knowledge, the ability to safely work with animals, physical fitness, stamina, and teamwork. Employers select resumes displaying training in animal science, zoology, and biology.

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Children's Zoo Keeper

Primarily worked outdoors with the livestock species - miniature burros, alpacas, sheep, cows, pigs, and goats

  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the barns and outdoor yards which included daily cleaning of stalls, shoveling manure/feces, feeding out hay and grain, and hauling out hay bales and shavings bags
  • Learned to halter or harness all livestock to be able to take them out on frequent walks on zoo grounds for exercise and stimulation
  • Frequently interacted with and educated visitors about zoo animals while on rotations and during animal contact sessions
  • Implemented an ongoing training and exercise program for the sheep
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Biology
2

Zoo Keeper Aide

  • Assisted readying exhibits and moving animals from winter enclosures
  • Provided daily care to a diverse array of animals
  • Prepared diets on a daily basis
  • Observed animals and medicated or contacted vet when needed
  • Maintained and improved exhibit appearance
  • Actively participated in animal training
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BS
Zoology
3

Zoo Keeper Attendant

Assisted Zoo keepers in educational talks about the animals to school groups and visitors.

  • Educated the visitors about animals on the Zoo grounds and how we can help to keep them from endangered or extinct
  • Patrolled the Zoo grounds making sure visitors were not doing anything inappropriate to the animals.
  • Monitored the butterfly exhibit preventing any butterflies from escaping to prevent the Zoo from receiving a fine.
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
6
months
at this job
AAS
Veterinary Technology
4

Zoo Keeper - Lead for Florida Aviary

  • Provide daily care and enrichment to avian collection, as well as maintain their enclosures
  • Train and supervise new employees and volunteers
  • Educate visitors on animal behavior, biology and conservation
  • Maintain files and records regarding inventory, breeding behavior and enrichment
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biology
Blood Bank Technology
5

Zoo Keeper (maintenance & Operations)

  • Actively contributes to positive guest experiences
  • Clean and perform necessary upkeep of public areas, restrooms, paths, and buildings
  • Assists with special projects and helps other zoo employees as needed
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job

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