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Zookeeper

Kaitiaki Rawhi Whakaaturanga

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Zookeepers care for animals in zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums.

Pay

Zookeepers with one to six years' experience usually earn

$34K-$50K per year

Zookeepers with more than six years' experience usually earn

$45K-$80K per year

Source: Unitec and Auckland Zoo.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a zookeeper are poor as the number of people wanting to enter the role significantly exceeds the number of positions available.
Lauren Booth feeding a red panda

A zookeeper feeding a red panda

Last updated 13 July 2018