Attwater's Prairie Chicken Internship




Organization: The Houston Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Houston, Texas, Country
Job or Internship: Job

The Houston Zoo is offering a paid Attwater’s Prairie Chicken (APC) internship in the Bird Department. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the most endangered birds in the United States. Successful candidate will participate in rearing and releasing Attwater’s Prairie Chickens. General Job Duties include:•Cleaning of animal APC exhibits and holding areas•Preparing animal diets•Monitoring health of APC chicks.•Keeping accurate and extensive records of chick food intake, growth, and development milestones.•Observing and recording animal condition, behaviors, and responses•Assist with vet care and treatments•Prepare a season summary for the breeding and chick rearing seasonWorking Conditions:This position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regularly climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and assuming awkward positions. This position includes exposure to significant levels of heat and moisture. Schedule:This is a full-time paid internship. We are looking for a candidate that can start work in April and work throughout the summer (until late August). Applicant must be able to work any day of the week, with 2 consecutive days off. Work times are from 7 AM until 4 PM. May be required to stay past 4 PM on occasion to assist with vet treatments. TO APPLY: Send resume by March 5, 2013 to careers@houstonzoo.org -No phone calls please-