Monday, April 16, 2012



Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is recruiting for the position of Primate Keeper.

We are looking for someone with a significant
experience working as a primate keeper.

Applicants must have a proven track record in a similar position at a recognised zoological collection. They must posses good all round animal husbandry skills and be enthusiastic in contributing to the enrichment of the primate species around the park.

A proactive approach coupled with good organisation and communication skills and an overall understanding of the role of the modern animal collection is essential, as is a full clean driving licence.

Only applicants who fit the above criteria will be considered and acknowledged.

Single person accommodation may be available.

Howletts is a world class wildlife park run by the international conservation charity The Aspinall Foundation, and works to support a number of overseas conservation projects including the Java Primate Project in Indonesia. We are home to a collection of around 160 rare and endangered primates, including Javan gibbons, Dusky langurs, Sulawesi macaques, Pied tamarins and Gelada baboons to name a few.

We have recently built a rescue and rehabilitation centre in Java where rare Indonesian primates can be confiscated and taken care of; with a view to either returning them back to the wild or providing them with a better quality of life. Ultimately, captive bred animals may also relocate to the centre, providing offspring that could boost the wild population when reintroduction conditions are right.


Closing date Friday 4th May 2012.

To apply:
Please submit an up to date CV along with a covering letter stating the position applied for to: Sharon Bell, Human Resources, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Kent CT21 4PD. E-mail:

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