"Zoo keeper" is a term used to describe an individual who cares for animals in zoological parks or aquariums.
A career as a zoo keeper offers a unique opportunity in the specialised and demanding profession of maintaining captive exotic animals for conservation, research and education. Zoo keepers care for a diverse collection of animals from mammals and birds to reptiles and amphibians to fish and invertebrates.
Many keepers become highly specialised, concentrating on a specific group of animals such as exotic birds, great apes, elephants or reptiles. Some of these keepers develop reputations that are recognised internationally.