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Zookeepers ensure zoo animals' comfort and safety. Common tasks described in a Zookeeper resume sample include providing food and water, bathing and exercising animals, cleaning living spaces, providing entertainment and training, and monitoring their health condition. Based on our collection of example resumes, these workers should emphasize throughout their job applications the ability to work with wild animals, animal care knowledge, basic veterinary skills, and teamwork. Most employers require a degree in animal sciences like zoology or biology.

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11

Primate Zookeeper

Care for a varied collection of primates and other animals, including, but not limited to: apes, old world monkeys, new world monkeys and prosimians

  • Perform daily duties such as observe animal behavior for signs of illness and injury, prepare and feed animal diets, prepare and maintain detailed animal records, and maintain sanitary animal living conditions
  • Participates in decisions pertaining to the future management of primate department collection
  • Works daily with chimpanzees maintaining husbandry behaviors using operant conditioning
  • Performs formal keeper talks with an emphasis on conservation issues
  • Solid knowledge and ability to follow department specific and safety standard operating procedures
  • Strong knowledge of zoo layout and general animal collection to respond quickly during animal emergencies
  • Assist in animal procedures including, but not limited to, translocations, veterinary procedures and crating
  • Participate in the maintenance, repair, and grounds keeping of department areas
  • Train and directly over-see the work of interns
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology, Zoology
12

Zookeeper

  • Clean enclosures using proper procedure for a variety of species ranging from cockatoos to African lions
  • Effectively communicate with staff using radio devices and operate county owned vehicles
  • Perform routine veterinary procedures such as nail trimming, bandage application, delivering medications, etc.
  • Keep track of inventory and order supplies when necessary
  • Attend monthly training sessions such as shotgun safety, enrichment seminars, etc.
  • Complete detailed keeper logs listing any concerns
  • Design and implement daily enrichment
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BS
Conservation
13

Zookeeper

Manage and evaluate animal introductions and enclosure changes

  • Conduct animal area tours, visitor encounters, and televised interviews
  • Conduct operant conditioning with collection for medical exams, transportation, and keeper talks
  • Direct and supervise interns, students, and volunteers
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Anthropology And Biology
14

Zookeeper

Clean all cages on a regular basis, deep clean any cages as needed

  • Prepare and distribute fresh food to all animals; including exotic mammals and reptiles
  • Prepare and distribute any enrichment/toys
  • Check all animals for any signs of injury or illness
  • Give any medication that may be needed
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
C
Certificate
15

Zookeeper

  • Care of reptiles, amphibians and birds including cleaning enclosures, preparing diets, feeding, etc.
  • Experience with various reptile species including venomous animals, monitor lizards, etc.
  • Experience improving enclosures
  • Performs presentations
  • Supervises volunteers
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Wildlife Biology
16

Zookeeper's Assistant and Forest Technician

Provided journeyman-level daily care of the Zoo animals

  • Maintained and observed health, feeding and care of a variety of zoo animals.
  • Assisted in the movement of animals as directed
  • Assisted in public presentations
  • Drove zoo vehicles to pick up supplies and materials as assigned.
  • Supervise employees
  • Created technician reports
  • Enrichment and behavior in captive wildlife
  • Interaction with tourist and students
  • Tree trimming supervisor
  • Practiced in vet assistance that included healthcare including treatment, vaccination, surgery, x-rays and other laboratory tests and procedures
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Biology
17

Volunteer Zookeeper

Prepared specialized diets for various exotic animals

  • Assistant tour guide and spokesperson
  • Monitored animal health and safety
  • Accommodated zoo guest needs
  • Caretaker in nursery
  • More than 150 hours logged
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
6
months
at this job
AS
Science
18

Lead Zookeeper

  • staff supervision of over 30 staff
  • delegated tasks, made schedules, controlled animal decisions
  • mc-d for the daily sea lion show
  • helped establish proper husbandry standards
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Zoology
19

Zookeeper

  • Basic husbandry of various domestic and exotic animal species
  • Animal enrichment and training
  • Public/Private tours
  • General Maintenance
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Biology / Organismal / Ecology
Biology
20

Zookeeper II

  • Basic animal husbandry duties
  • Food preparation knowledge
  • Accustomed to caring for large quantity of animals each day
  • Responsible for hay and feed orders /deliveries
  • Minor veterinary care
  • Regular enclosure maintenance /repair
  • Transferring /handling potentially dangerous animals
  • Accustomed to working in hot, dusty, cold and wet conditions
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Wildlife Biology

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