We met during our first week of university and bonded over our shared passion for wildlife and our aspirations to become zookeepers. Even though no one seemed to be able to tell us exactly how to go about achieving the job of our dreams, we managed it anyway, and now that we know the answer, we help others achieve it too.
While working in the zoo industry we’ve been more than just zookeepers. We’ve recruited and managed both volunteers and paid staff, advised curators and head keepers on which volunteers to employ, given educational talks to high school and tertiary students about the zoo industry, and answered innumerable enquires on how to become a zookeeper!
We’re here to take the mystery out of it, to give you concrete ways to improve your chances of obtaining one of those coveted zookeeping positions. If you’re looking for practical advice from experts in the industry, you’ve come to the right place.
Tips to become a zookeeper
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