Welcome to the Association of British and Irish 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.

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Featured News

ICZ Grant Now Open For Applications !


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Photography Competition NOW OPEN ! 

  • Zoo Animal Portrait
  • Wild Animal Portrait
  • Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
  • Training & Enrichment
Maximum of 3 submissions per person per category
Category Winners: Membership & £50 Amazon Voucher (or £50 voucher if not a member). Winners & runners up feature in the 2025 calendar
Submission deadline: 31 Aug 2024