A Trainee Zoo Keeper cares for animals in zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, nature parks and aquariums. You might work with a particular kind of animal or you might use your skills across all areas of the animal facility. Trainee Zoo Keepers may be involved with feeding and watering animals, cleaning their enclosures and transporting animals when required. You might also get to exercise and train animals and create enrichment activities for them. A Trainee Zoo Keeper will also conduct educational presentations for the public.
Trainee Zoo Keepers should be passionate about animals and conservation issues. You’ll need to be comfortable with a range of animal species and should be ready for some manual labour tasks. Trainee Zoo Keepers should be able to communicate well with the public and with other team members.