Saturday, August 24, 2013

Zookeeper - Animal caregiver - Vet nurse

Zookeeper - Animal caregiver - Vet nurse

Zayed bin Mohammed Zoo
Full Time
Monthly Salary: 4,000 - 5,999 AED
Benefits:   health insurance - accommodation and more.....
Minimum Work Experience:   1-2 Years
Minimum Education Level:   High-School / Secondary School
Company Size:   11-50 Employees
Career Level:   Junior

The job requires the following tasks:

  • Feed, clean and monitor zoo animals to ensure their health and comfort remains consistent.
  • Zookeepers are responsible for the wellbeing of the animals living in zoos.
  • Bathing, feeding and exercising.
  • Zookeepers must follow very specific feeding instructions for each animal, and keepers are often expected to work weekends and on holidays to ensure the animals are fed routinely.
  • Provide drinking water for the animals, keep their living spaces clean, and help train or entertain them.
  • Monitoring the animals and making sure they do not become sick or injured.
  • Keep notes on their eating habits, watch for odd behavior, and provide veterinarians with relevant information about their health.

You'll also be educating the visitors as keepers will often be the first point of contact, so be prepared to answer any questions people may have. You may even have to give presentations or demonstrations to school children or help with conservation and research projects.

Zoo keepers are animal professionals who are responsible for maintaining the health of their charges as well as ensuring proper maintenance of their habitat. The duties of a zoo keeper usually include feeding, administering medication, cleaning and maintaining the animal’s enclosure, reporting unusual changes in behavior to managers or veterinarians, assisting with veterinary procedures, keeping detailed records, and educating the general public.

Zoo keepers must be prepared to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

We are looking for :
  • Someone who can demonstrate a genuine interest in animals and their welfare and an interest in conservation. Someone who is fit and healthy, not afraid of hard physical work and prepared to work regular weekends.
  • Someone who is self-disciplined and a team player. Also someone who is happy to talk to visitors and answer questions.

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