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Friday, April 24, 2015

Daily tasks for zoology careers

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.

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