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Zookeeper Job

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by 11jadaway, 11 Nov 2012.

  1. 11jadaway

    11jadaway Well-Known Member

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    I am posting this to ask everyone if they know any good advice to work as a zookeeper?
     
  2. mazfc

    mazfc Well-Known Member

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  3. Sturdy

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    Some sort of animal care qualification is good, but the main thing is as much experience as possible. As you're in Kingston (my home town!) you've got Chessington and ZSL close by to start getting your hands dirty! I used to work at Chessington and when I was there they were always keen to take on volunteers. Good luck!
     
  4. Parrotsandrew

    Parrotsandrew Well-Known Member

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    I'd agree - volunteering is definitely the thing to do and an animal care qualification can only help.