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Animal Caretaker-Carnivores
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join the Carnivore Care Team in the role of Animal Caretaker as we continue to expand upon completion of Expedition Africa! Consisting of more than 35 species and over 200 individuals, the carnivore team is a dynamic and progressive program with a strong focus on behavioral husbandry, animal wellbeing and several breeding programs.

The Animal Caretaker-Carnivores position is responsible for maintaining the welfare of the Zoo’s assigned animal collection and its environment through daily husbandry, operant conditioning training and enrichment. Carnivore team members enhance guest experiences through daily interactions and frequent behind-the-scenes tours. Under the direct supervision of the Curator of Carnivores, this position performs a variety of skilled/semi-skilled work required for the care and safety of animals, staff and the public. The ideal candidate will have experience in the assigned taxa which may include native Oklahoma species, small and large felids, canids and bears. In addition, the qualified candidate will be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels, possess excellent communication and organizational skills and function effectively in a fast-paced, team environment.

Experience Required: One (1) year of paid experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) accredited facility with relevant taxa OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience, including qualifying unpaid AZA internships, to successfully perform the essential duties. Minimum Education Requirements: High school diploma or G.E.D.
Carnivore keeper
Wilderness Wildlife Center
The Wilderness Wildlife Center is looking for a positive and experienced keeper to join the carnivore team to care for a diverse collection of carnivores including big cats, bears, wolves and small carnivores.

The Wilderness Wildlife Center is a new AZA certified related facility located 20 minutes west of Pittsburgh. We have helped rescue many orphaned native wildlife and are expanding to help with AZA SSP and breeding programs. We are closed to the public but do occasionally give small tours.

Responsibilities include:
Cleaning and maintaining habitats, indoor holdings, yards and service areas assigned.
Continual monitoring of habitats and service areas with attention to detail.
Exemplary animal care and providing assistance in veterinary management
Operant conditioning of collection for husbandry behaviors and providing enrichment
Animal observation and monitoring for behavioral and medical needs
Maintaining records, including entering data into ZIMS
Contributes to open team discussions and sharing ideas in positive and professional manner
Public Speaking and tours
Maintains good work habits and adheres to all policies and procedures
Assists with projects or daily duties in other animal care areas
Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, animal science or a related field
Previous animal care experience with large carnivores such as big cats, bears, canids, etc.
Introductions of larger carnivores preferred
Experience with operant conditioning and enrichment techniques preferred
Must have the ability to follow safety protocols, demonstrate focus, follow written and verbal instructions, effectively promote organization, manage stress to perform the job effectively, remember details, manage time effectively, apply critical thinking techniques, analyze and solve problems.
Demonstrate computer proficiency (experience with ZIMS a plus)

Salary is commensurate with experience with a base salary of $40,000 annual plus benefits.
Senior keeper
John Ball Zoo
Senior Zookeeper

Be part of the adventure and come Work Wild with us! Have an enhanced experience taking care of our wide range of animals, and enjoy your work day! This position will focus heavily on most of the zoo’s large carnivores and hoofstock. We are looking for someone passionate about animal care and working with others to join our energetic and fast-paced team to provide the best care as possible to our animals. Come be a part of our ever growing conservation efforts and make a difference!


We inspire our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment.


We offer incredibly competitive benefits. This includes FREE:

Medical plan option
Short-term disability
Long-term disability
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Dental & vision for employee & family
12 full weeks of parental leave

We offer 6 days of personal time, generous vacation time, and 11 paid Holidays each year. We offer a 7% employer contribution to your 401K, zoo discounts, employee-only zoo experiences, tuition reimbursement, additional medical benefits to meet you and your family’s needs, and a FREE Premium Zoo membership for you and your family.


Come live in the beautiful Grand Rapids where you can find live music, art festivals, outdoor recreation, and nationally ranked food and craft beverages. You can drive 20 minutes and be by beautiful Lake Michigan, hike and kayak by the Grand River, or stay downtown and enjoy a variety of food and drinks. Grand Rapids is known as Americas’ best beer city, nation’s craft beverage capital, and a top 20 U.S. Foodie city. There is a little bit of everything here in Grand Rapids to attract everyone including our growing zoo!

This is a union position. Position starts at $19.82
Assistant Supervisor--Small Mammals
Blank Park Zoo
To manage day-to-day operations of the Small Mammal/Kids Kingdom area of the animal care department under the direct supervision of the Small Mammal Supervisor. Supervise personnel and assure adherence to established zoo protocols and practices. Focus on communication within and outside the department.
Current animal species within the department: Red Panda, Egyptian Fruit Bat, Jamaican Fruit Bat, Cotton Top Tamarin, Bennett’s Wallaby, Koi fish, Trumpeter Swan, Nigerian Dwarf Goat, Domesticated Llama, Miniature Donkey, Indian Peafowl, Meishan Pig, Mulefoot Hog, and Japanese Macaque.
Zookeeper--Small Mammals
Blank Park Zoo
This position is under the direct supervision of the Small Mammal Supervisor and is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to animal care of approximately 11 species of mammals that include: Red Panda, Cotton Top Tamarin, Egyptian Fruit Bat, Jamaican Fruit Bat, Red-Necked Wallaby, Nigerian Dwarf Goat, Domesticated Llama, Meishan Pig, Mulefoot Hog, Miniature Donkey, and Japanese Macaque. The Small Mammal department also oversees care of 2 avian species: Trumpeter Swan and Indian Peafowl, as well as a self-maintained population of koi fish, blue gill, and grass carp.
Carnivore Zookeeper
Houston Zoo
Hi all - we have an opening for a Carnivore Keeper here at the Houston Zoo!

Under the direction of a Zoo Supervisor, the Zookeeper is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations associated with the husbandry and enclosure maintenance. This position is ideal for a candidate that has working experience, being responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations associated with the husbandry of both large and small carnivores.

Our Mission: Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

Our Vision: Houston Zoo will be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.
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