National Zoo Keeper Week on July, 2017: an average zoo keepers salary?
National Zoo Keeper Week 2017. National Zoo Keeper Week National Zoo Keeper Week
A typical working week would be 37.5 to 40 hours, and zoo keepers work on a rota covering every day of the year. The work is physically demanding. They may work outside or indoors, and conditions may be wet, cold, dirty, muddy, smelly, hot or humid.
Salaries may range from the national minimum wage to around £24,000 a year.
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any zoologist here? Or anyone smart with Lions?
National Zoo Diet: Keepers feed the Zoo's lions beef. Once a week, they give them horse tails, which exercise the cats' teeth and jaws.
At the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park, the lions get a ground meat diet made for carnivores, as well as an occasional large bone, thawed rabbit, or sheep carcass.
At the Zoo, their diet includes a commercial raw meat mix, solid beef, beef shank bones and long bones. The diet is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of each animal. Beef long bones are offered once a week mainly to provide chewing activity. Beef shank bones have nearly 7 lbs of meat attached to the bone; the lions enjoy tearing the meat from the bones. The shank bones not only provide food, they also provide an enjoyed activity for the animals while strengthening their jaw muscles.
The Nutrition Advisory Group didn't have a nutrition chapter for a lion. They did have one for a tiger, so maybe it can give you more of an idea of what a carnivore diet at a zoo consitsts of.
animals dont belong in zoos?
Some animals do okay in zoos, but when I see a huge tiger penned up in a tiny cage, it makes me want to scream. Many can't reproduce in captivity, many are abused, poorly fed. Some animals, like chimps, actually get depressed because they are not in their natural habitat. Here is a whole bunch of information for you.
[PDF]D2819 Elephant Brochure (Page 1)
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