- Wildlife Reserves
- National Parks
- Fauna Conservation
- Wildlife Management
- Animal Conservation
- Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
What will be my duties and tasks?
A zookeeper’s responsibilities usually include feeding, maintaining and cleaning the animals, diet preparation, behavioural observation, record keeping, exhibit maintenance and providing environmental enrichment for the animals in their care. Also, you may conduct behavioural or reproductive research on a species and participate in public education through talks, programs or shows.
You are expected to clean enclosures every day, look for any signs of injuries or illness in the animals, and in the case of sickness or injury, the keeper is responsible for contacting a veterinarian, and sometimes a zookeeper will assist a veterinarian. Some zookeepers train the animals to make caring for them easier. This makes it a very exciting and varied role!
Where are my best career opportunities?
This course is a perfect introduction to working in zoos, safari parks, aquariums or wildlife sanctuaries. This certificate is designed to help you gain entry level employment in these organisations or to put you in good stead to continue on with further studies which may help you secure higher paying or roles with more responsibility.