Marwell Zoo searches for carnivores animal keeper

February 8, 2018

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Marwell Zoo is searching for an animal keeper to help care for their amazing and diverse collection of carnivores.

The role will involve working with the zoo’s extensive carnivore collection including Amur tigers, Amur leopards, snow leopards, cheetahs, otters, meerkats and binturong.

Animal keepers are responsible for carrying out all aspects of animal care, including husbandry routines, managerial operations and team work with a focus on animal behaviour, nutrition and environment enrichment.

The successful candidate will have a background in the keeping of a variety of carnivore species.

Personal qualities include an ability to work as part of a team, to use initiative and display an interest in and commitment to animal welfare and conservation as well as strong communication skills.

Ian Goodwin, Animal Collection Manager (Hoofstock and Carnivores), said: “We have an exciting position available for an animal keeper to join our small and dedicated team of carnivore keepers who are committed to providing excellent welfare to our amazing and diverse collection of carnivores.

“The ideal candidate would be someone with proven zoo keeping experience, preferably large carnivore experience and the desirable qualities of being a flexible, hard working, conscientious and practical-minded individual who communicates well with others. It is mostly an outdoor job and also involves heavy manual work.”

The closing date for applications is Monday, February 12.

To find out more about the job and if you are eligible to apply or to see the latest job vacancies at Marwell Zoo, visit

Marwell Zoo, home to more than 140 species, is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a global conservation charity leading programmes in the UK, Africa and across the world. The charity engages with over 400,000 children and young people through conservation educational programmes and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year to its 140 acre site.

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