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Zookeepers manage animals that are kept in captivity for conservation, education, research and/or to be displayed to the public. They are usually responsible for the feeding and the daily care and welfare of the animals. As a part of their routine, zookeepers clean the exhibits and report possible health problems. They may also be involved in particular scientific research or public education, such as conducting guided tours and answering questions.

Alternative Labels

animal care worker


zoo animal care professional

zoo animal caretaker

zoo animal keeper

zoo attendant

zoo caretaker


zoo keeper

zookeeper & tour guide

zookeeper and tour guide

zoo presenter & animal keeper

zoo presenter and animal keeper

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: