Welcome to the Association of British Wild Animal Keepers

ABWAK is a membership organisation for those interested and involved in the keeping and conservation of wild animals, which seeks to achieve the highest standards of excellence in animal welfare through communication, cooperation, training and development.

ABWAK Council Recruitment 2018

We are looking for dynamic, motivated professional members to join our team.  Help us to provide training, services and resources for our ever growing membership.  Deadline 25th February.

Application Form


Check this out!  

Really useful interactive map featuring all animal collections in the UK and Ireland.  Compiled by Dr Nayer Youakim.

Map of UK & Ireland animal collections.

Call for contributions to the ABWAK Enrichment book!!!

We are looking to get lots of examples from across different taxa to publish as a pictorial update to the 1998 ABWAK publication ‘Guidelines for Environmental Enrichment’ which are now out of print. Please submit as many as you would like and please pass this onto anyone whom you may think could also fill this in. 

Click here to download the form and please email to membership@abwak.org once completed. Please note that this best done on a desktop rather than a mobile phone or tablet.

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