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Chester Zoo Need A Keeper To Look After The Giraffes And Rhinos

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?

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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.

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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.

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Topics: Awesome, Life News, Giraffe, Events News, Real, Job, Fun, Animals

Katey Roberts

Katey is the Junior Social Editor of PRETTY52. She recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a degree in Film and Media and her expertise is in entertainment news and celebrity culture. Contact her - katey.roberts@pretty52.com

 

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