So, YoU wANt To WoRK In A zOo?

It's not just animal keepers that work in a zoo! and those that do work with the animals have to be qualified, experienced and highly motivated.

There are many different types of animal keepers. Those that that work with mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish! – but each role requires extensive knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.


Zookeeping also requires a LOT of hard work, long hours and dedication.

What qualifications do you need? 

There are many coursed run by many colleges and universities that provide suitable training. These can be everything from a level 3 diploma in animal management, all the way through to HND, BSc and MSc level courses in animal management or relevant zoological science.