Saturday, September 13, 2008



Twycross Zoo, based in Leicestershire, is a Registered Charity and has one of the largest collections of primate species of any zoo in the world. We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and ensuring our enclosures are the very best we can provide.

We need experienced primate keepers to join our primate sections caring for colobus, guenons, langurs, lemurs, spider monkeys, tamarins, marmosets, howler monkeys, woolly monkeys and others. It is ideal if you have already achieved an animal-related qualification, but it is more important to have “hands on” experience of caring for primates. We are not looking for more trainee keepers at this point.

Pay ranges from £293 pw (£15,236 pa) for a Keeper up to £323 pw (£16,796 pa) for a Senior Keeper. Grade is determined by the job holder’s level of competence, expertise and knowledge, not length of service at the Zoo. We also offer 33 days holiday, uniform, 5% pension contribution and the possibility of on-site accommodation.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Human Resources, Twycross Zoo, Atherstone CV9 3PX or e-mail to

Closing date: as soon as we can appoint the right people.

For full details please go to

Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

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