Chester Zoo Need A Keeper To Look After The Giraffes And Rhinos
Sometimes sitting at my desk, I sit and think about how wonderful it would be if I could just travel the world, or spend every day surrounded by animals. I absolutely adore giraffes, they're my favourite animals of all time.
When I was about 7-years-old I saw my first giraffe at Chester Zoo, and I remember being blown away by their sheer size, and majestic beauty. They're just gorgeous creatures, and they're so playful and placid! What's not to love, ay?
So imagine my sheer excitement when I'm scrolling the internet and come across a job application from Chester Zoo, saying that they're currently looking for a new giraffe and rhino keeper. It's fine though, because they can stop looking - I'm right here.
Keepers are needed to undertake the daily animal care duties, focusing on husbandry and welfare. However, there are a few issues with this dream job - you have to be actually qualified for it.
On their website, it claims:
"We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Keeper to join our hoof stock sections. For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide variety of mammal species ranging from Black and Greater One Horned Rhinos, Giraffes as well as Grevy's Zebra, Onager and a range of Bovid's, Deer and Antelope."
To apply for the role, you need:
- A HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science or equivalent experience
- Proven experience in the care and management of a variety of large mammal species in a zoo or safari park setting, including rhinos, as well as the highest standards of exhibitry
- Outstanding observational skills with excellent attention to detail
- Experience of operant conditioning and implementing environmental enrichment
- Experience of working within strict Safe Working Practices
- A full driving licence valid in the UK
The pay is £18K per year, but TBH you can't put a price on the sheer joy that comes with being surrounded by beautiful giraffes, rhinos and other hooved creatures all day, erry'day.
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