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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

$50K-$80K per year

Source: careers.govt.nz research, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a zookeeper are poor due to high competition for a limited number of jobs.
Harmony Neale has a squirrel monkey on her shoulder

Zookeepers need to have a passion for animals (Photo: Wellington Zoo)

Last updated 14 September 2018