Careers at the Zoo

Animal Keeper - Feeds, cares for, and studies captive animals in a zoo.

Biologist - Studies living things.

Curator - Oversees and coordinates the animals of a zoo.

Ecologist - Studies the relationships between organisms and the environment.

Geneticist - Studies heredity and variation in animals.

Herpetologist - Studies reptiles and amphibians.

Horticulturist - Studies, grows, and nurtures plants.

Mammalogist - Studies mammals

Nutritionist - Studies the utilization of food in animals.

Ornithologist - Studies birds.

Pathologist - Studies the origin, nature, and course of disease.

Primatologist - Studies primates.

Veterinarian - Provides sick or injured animals with medical or surgical treatment.

Zoologist - Studies animals.

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