Friday, November 25, 2011


circa £20,000 p.a.
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has a world class Elephant programme having had six calves born in seven years; with the current herd consisting of 3.6 Asian Elephants. The programme is primarily free contact; with Elephants given daily walks through the Zoo and provides public education demonstrations. ZSL has and continues to contribute to research and AI projects.

It is essential that you have been or are currently an Elephant Keeper and would like to join ZSL’s world class Elephant team and you must be able to match the following requirements:

  • A proven track record of working with Elephants and be familiar with all aspects of elephant management
  • Able to supervise and help develop staff.
  • Have attained the ANC in the Management of Zoo Animals or equivalent, or be prepared to undertake the 3 year Animal Management Course.
  • Have good communication skills, enthusiasm and an outgoing and friendly personality in order to communicate with visitors on a one-to-one basis and in front of a large audience.
  • Be flexible both in approach to work and working hours.
  • Be totally reliable, and be able to work effectively within a well disciplined team
  • Have a full driving licence

Please apply by sending a full CV including a covering letter detailing your suitability for the above position to Human Resources Department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Nr Dunstable, Beds, LU6 2LF or email

Closing date for applications is: Monday 5th December


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