By: Taelyn Chambers
Name and description of the career.
I want to be a zookeeper at the Henry Doorly Zoo when I grow up. What zookeeper does is cleans, feeds,trains, and maintains the animals. The zookeeper is responsible for calling or contacting a doctor when the animal is sick or injured. Usually, the keeper will specialize in a certain type of animal or animal training.
What education and training do you need for this job? Well you need a college degree in zoology, biology, wildlife management, and animal science.
What are some subjects in high school that are helpful for this career? Well there isn't a whole lot of subjects but one is biology.
The starting salary of a zookeeper at the Henry Doorly Zoo is $23,ooo.
Doesn't being a zookeeper sound interesting?