A Wildlife Carer looks after injured or sick native animals until they can be returned to their natural habitat. You might be employed by an animal care facility or zoo or you might care for animals in your own home. Wildlife Carers may also look after baby animals who have been orphaned or separated from their parents until they are ready to be released into the wild.
Wildlife Carers need to be passionate about native animals and have excellent animal handling skills. You should be able to follow the directions of veterinary staff or animal care professionals. You’ll need to be flexible with your time and you’ll often have to work irregular hours or on weekends and public holidays. Wildlife Carers should be patient and able to deal with the unpredictable nature of wild animals.
There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Wildlife Carer.