Celebrate National Zookeeper Week

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

Celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week

National Zoo Keeper Week runs from July 17-23, 2016.  This event is sponsored by the American Association of Zoo Keepers and recognizes the hardworking zoo keepers that act as animal caretakers, conservationists, and educators. Zoo keepers earn relatively small salaries in return for the skilled care they provide, but most of

Zoo Keeper Career Overview

Zoo keepers provide care for a variety of exotic animal species that are housed in zoo exhibits. Duties Zoo keepers are skilled animal caretakers that are responsible for maintaining the health of all animals under their supervision.  This generally involves habitat maintenance, feeding, monitoring changes in behavior, assisting veterinarians or vet techs