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Zoo Career Information for Students


Career Corner - Past Installments

The following excerpts from interviews with Woodland Park Zoo staff members were originally published in the Career Corner column in ZooEdition, Woodland Park Zoo's teacher newsletter. 

Curriculum Resources for Zoo Careers

Keeping the Zoo / (Script)

Grades: 3-12
This short slide show introduces the responsibilities and duties of zookeepers at Woodland Park Zoo, using a zookeeper in the Asian bear unit as an example. Zookeepers are responsible for many aspects of animal care, including cleaning, record keeping, diet preparation, behavioral observations, and routine health care. In order to provide the best possible care for the animals in their area, zookeepers work with people in a variety of jobs within Woodland Park Zoo and with keepers and staff at other zoos.


Zoo/Wildlife Careers

Did you know that the zoo employs more than  275 people in careers from accounting to zookeeping? This packet helps teachers of all grades guide their students in explorations of zoo and other wildlife careers.

Additional information on careers and internships

Conservation Links