Press "Enter" to skip to content

Start Searching the Answers

The Internet has many places to ask questions about anything imaginable and find past answers on almost everything.

How long do animals live in captivity?

The maximum age of captive animals is usually older than that of wild animals because wild animals must feed and defend themselves and they receive no medical attention. In captivity this alligator can live more than fifty years….Record Mammal Life Spans (in captivity)

Name of Animal Life Span
Wolf 16
Zebra 30

Do lions live longer in captivity?

A lion that lives in captivity can live for up to 25 years. This significantly higher lifespan is due to the animal receiving more medical care and being protected from potential predators. Unlike a captive lion, a wild one will only live for 16 years.

How do zookeepers treat animals?

Zookeepers take care of wild animals in zoos and animal parks. They feed the animals, clean their living spaces, and work to keep them healthy. Playing with food and toys helps animals stay active. Sometimes, keepers train the animals to make caring for them easier.

What do zookeepers do with dead animals?

Usually a necropsy is performed, and then the remains are cremated or the animal is buried. They are usually examined by professionals before the burial. Do scientists now know why over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died?

Why do I love being a zookeeper?

You get to learn so much. LOVE it. My job is awesome because I get to actually use the knowledge I’ve amassed over the years. (As a side note, I get to use a lot of my favorite skills in my job, too– public speaking, time management, interpretation, etc.). And I never, ever, stop learning.

What schooling do you need to be a zookeeper?

Education: A zookeeper typically has a degree in an animal-related field such as animal science, biology, or zoology. Coursework in animal behavior, anatomy and physiology, reproductive physiology, and biology is useful.

What qualification do you need to be a zookeeper?

You will typically need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and science. Some zoos will require A-levels and a higher education qualification in animal care or animal science.

How can I work in a zoo with animals?

Gain Education Most students seeking zoo careers will major in fields such as biology, zoology, animal behavior, animal science, conservation science, or another related area. Keeper positions may only require an associate degree, though many keepers do have a four-year bachelor of science (BS) degree.