Sample Animal Keeper Resume

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Antonio Coker
480 Chapmans Lane
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Job Objective To obtain an Animal Keeper position that enables me to make a positive contribution to company by utilizing my skills to their fullest potential.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience of handling and taking care of all animals of the zoological facility
  • Extensive knowledge of animal husbandry, behavior, and food diets
  • Commendable knowledge of a variety of wildlife and exotic animals
  • Familiarity with all established workplace safety rules and practices
  • Ability to monitor and assess conditions of animal health and behavior
  • Ability to speak with colleagues, volunteers, and visitors, in a friendly manner

Professional Experience:

Animal Keeper
Kansas City Zoo – Kansas City, MO
August 2012 – Present


  • Handled, controlled, and moved all assigned animals to intended locations, as needed.
  • Prepared and administered appropriate food to animals residing in the facility.
  • Detected, monitored, and reported all abnormal animal behaviors to the authorized personnel.
  • Prepared and maintained animal-specific records, on a daily basis.
  • Cleaned and tidied all animal enclosures and other facility areas, properly.
  • Directed and mentored all assigned staff, volunteers, and part-time workers, efficiently.

Animal Keeper
Houston Zoo – Houston, TX
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Swept, washed, and disinfected all animal enclosures and feeding areas.
  • Prepared and provided animal-specific food items and enrichment devices.
  • Identified, tracked, and reported sick and injured animals, in a timely manner.
  • Held animals during veterinary visits and assisted in dispensing medications to them.
  • Liaised with scientific personnel and assisted them in conducting animal studies.
  • Organized and coordinated all animal-related educational and public events.


Associate Degree in Animal Science
Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR

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