Zoo Keeper Journal


Every day around the world, zookeepers confront the living animals that serve as ambassadors to their kin in the wild.  The power of that interaction is at the heart of Zoo Keeper Journal, which takes you behind the scenes into this extraordinary profession.

Zoos can help inculcate respect, even awe, for animals, and it is this respect that is the driving force behind conservation.  But it is the passion that zookeepers have for animals that is the driving force of Zoo Keeper Journal.

Zoos can help inculcate respect, even awe, for animals, and it is this respect that is the driving force behind conservation.  But it is the passion that zookeepers have for animals that is the driving force of Zoo Keeper Journal.

Zoo Keeper Journal shows you what it’s like to be a zoo keeper for a day. Their stories are engaging, instructive, and inspirational for all people who are keen on gaining a greater appreciation for and understanding 
of the zoo’s role in conserving these beautiful animals. 


Viewers go behind the scenes where we learn some eye-opening facts about how diets are prepared, the significance of keeping stalls and yards clean, why the animals are not considered pets, what it takes to become a zoo keeper, and much more. In a close up and personal way, the keepers express their own views about the importance of conservation.

These keepers are a special group of people charged with protecting precious wildlife. Although their job requires a huge commitment and much physical effort, they tackle it with unflagging enthusiasm, integrating some discussion of wildlife conservation. They are real heroes of conservation, and it’s clear that the future of many of our zoo animals is in safe and caring hands. 

 
 

See Video of the Episodes __________

Hoofs & Beaks

Koalas

Chimpanzees