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Jan 19, 2017

Senior Animal Keeper: Large Mammals


Twycross Zoo
Twycross, East Midlands

Senior Animal Keeper: Large Mammals - Temporay role expected to last 6 months 

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection. 


We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Animal Keeper to work on our Large Mammals section which manages a range of ungulate and carnivore species including Asian elephant, giraffe, zebra, nyala, tapir, Amur leopard, snow leopard, meerkat and Kirk’s dik dik.

Key Responsibilities:
working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry
assisting with the training and development of staff
training and record keeping
interacting with zoo visitors

Key Skills & Requirements:
minimum of 4 years’ experience as a keeper – must include working with hoofstock and carnivores, and/or preferably experience of managing elephants in protected contact
enthusiastic, high performing and motivated with a proven track record in zoo animal management
substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of key species
good team worker with a positive outlook and excellent communication skills
commitment to continued professional development of yourself and other staff
previous experience of supervising and training staff
zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is temporary for 6 months to cover maternity leave and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum.

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to: [email protected]

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.



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