National Zookeeper Week takes place July 18-24 this year. The week is devoted to sharing the passion and dedication of keepers.
Our zookeepers are a dedicated group of people who work tirelessly each day to provide the animals with the best care possible. Rain or shine, keepers must be ready for anything 365 days a year. They are involved in the lives of the animals they care for often from birth to death and every moment in between, creating lifelong bonds.
Whether it’s rearranging an animal’s “furniture” in their habitat to keep them new, fresh, and exciting, helping with medical treatments, or preparing proper diets for different animals — these keepers really do it all. Keepers are passionate about conservation and educating the public about the plethora of species that are in their care, from the smallest of insects to the largest of mammals.
Below are pictures of just a few of our incredible zookeepers.