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FC: Zoo Keeper

1: Zoo Keepers | By: Amiri Fowler

2: Daily Tasks | *Prepare meals for the animals *Feed the animals *Watering *Bathing *Exercise the animals *Clean,disinfect, and repair cages or tank

3: What they work with | ANIMALS!!! Also they work with: *Animal Curators *Veterinarians *Resident Zoologists

4: Salary | On average Zoo Keepers make $14 an hour ($28,000 a year) | With more training zoo keepers can make up to $100,000! | Depending on the zoo size and location the salary can change

5: Training | Would help if you're trained in one of the following: *Animal Science *Zoology *Conservation Biology *Wildlife Management *Animal Behavior | If caring for marine animals need strong swimming skils, SCUBA certification and possibly a degree in: *Animal Science *Marine Biology *Zoology *Biology *Psychology | LOTS of volunteer work

6: What school | You can pretty much go to any school that will give you a 4 year degree in a biology related field. | It would be good to go to a school that will give hands on experience. The more experience the better! | Moorpark College in California Santa Fe Teaching Zoo in Gainesville,FL

7: Traits | *Good communication skills *Imagination (to think of ways to keep animals entertained) *Good Attitude *Good Personality *Good work ethic *A love for animals

8: Benefits | *Paid Vacations *Accident Insurance *Health Insurance *Retirement Plans

9: pros/ cons | PROS: *YOu get to work with animals all the time *You get to meet lots of people through tours and other things *You get to do things that most people don't get to do *There are good benefits | CONS: *may have to work through holidays and weekends *Hours can be very long if animal is sick or needs help *There isn't much paid *There aren't many positions available *odors may be bad

10: like job? | Yes i would like to have this job! | I would want this job even with the cons it has to it because I love animals and that is what this job is all about! | Also because i have always wanted to work at a zoo since i was a little kid!

11: Sources | Zookeeper Job Description, Career as a Zookeeper, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job | http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112126/interviews.htm

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