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Zoo Keeper 

Full Time Zoo Keeper

POSITIOn:Zoo Keeper

SALARY:$21,241 annual starting plus full benefits. This is a six-month introductory appointment. Satisfactory completion of introductory period is required prior to full-time staff appointment.


  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver's license
  • 1 year experience with animals
  • Ability to explicitly follow instructions
  • Ability to observe and detect abnormal behavior/physical condition of animals
  • Ability to work in close proximity to dangerous animals


  • Researches, feeds and handles animals and cleans the exhibits
  • Assures security
  • Recognizes and reports abnormal behavior or physical condition of animals
  • Unloads feed trucks
  • Keeps grounds free of litter
  • Interacts with public
  • Performs oral and written reports
  • Assists veterinarians
  • Performs public relations duties
  • Other duties as assigned

APPLICATIONS:Available in the Human Resources Department at 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or, listed as Animal Technician.

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Big cats can roar, but not purr. Small cats can purr, but not roar.
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