A zookeeper's role includes:
- Preparing animals' meals.
- Caring for the animals.
- Cleaning enclosures.
- Monitoring and recording behaviour.
- Ensuring that animals are healthy.
- Grooming, exercising and training the animals.
- Talking to visiting groups about the animals; etc.
Amongst other duties, a wildlife educator will:
- Reside at the venue and study, research and explore various intricacies of wildlife behaviour.
- Research and write information to be printed as leaflets, brochures, etc.
- Write information for websites.
- Prepare information for educational visits.
- Design and prepare displays.
- Buy or rear animals for exhibiting; etc.
A researcher will:
- Run experiments.
- Identify new data achieved through research.
- Use data to help solve environmental or health problems.
- Breed and raise specimens.
- Dissect animals and preserve their bodies.
- Use computers, microscopes, and other equipment to analyse and record their findings.
- Prepare collections of preserved specimens or slides for identification and study.
- Research species in their natural surroundings.
- Collect specimens to study in the lab.
- Collect or catalogue species.
- Write papers and give speeches.
- Prepare grant proposals to gain funding; etc.
A rehabilitater will:
- Care for ill, injured or orphaned wild animals and birds.
- Release them back in to their habitat.
- Acquire relevant permits from state and federal wildlife agencies; etc.