Zoo Keeper

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?

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