The American Association of Zoo Keepers is celebrating the tenth annual National Zookeeper Week from July 16-22, 2017. This event recognizes the global conservation efforts of zoo and aquarium professionals. This year’s theme is “A Zookeeper’s Tale: Then and Now,” looking back on the history of the profession as the AAZK celebrates its 50th anniversary.
While it is true that zoo keepers earn relatively small salaries in return for the skilled care they provide, this is a highly sought after career path due to the level of access and interaction keepers have with exotic wildlife. If you are considering a zoo career, be sure to look into zoo internship opportunities—these experiences can give you the edge over other applicants and help you build a network of contacts within the industry.
Please join us in thanking zoo keepers for their commitment to conservation and education. You can interact via social media with AAZK and zoo professionals around the world using the hashtags #ImAKeeper, #KeepersCare, and #NZKW2017.