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Learn more about Lincoln Children's Zoo and the Animal Ambassador - Cheetah position by visiting: https://www.lincolnzoo.org/animals/cheetah-keeper.html
Be a part of of one of the fastest growing zoo in the nation! Currently in the midst of our largest expansion, Lincoln Children's Zoo is developing a brand new cheetah conservation and ambassador program. We will be the only facility in Nebraska and only 1 of a handful of zoos in the country that offer the experience to see a cheetah go from 0 to 70 mph. Our state of the art facility will offer a 10,000 square feet race space and amphitheater will allow more than 100 guests each day to witness the fastest land animal reach their top speeds. This brand new experience will open with a second phase of our expansion in May of 2020.
Lincoln Children’s Zoo is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work with the zoo’s Ambassador Animal area as Cheetah Keeper. Under the direction of the Director of Education, the position of Ambassador Animal Keeper is the primary keeper for the daily care of animals of Cheetahs and Giant Anteaters. Additional responsibilities include the care of multiple species within our Ambassador Animal program including free flight macaws, tamandua, serval cat, two-toed sloth, turkey vulture, harris hawk, among other species. Duties include daily husbandry and maintaining cleanliness of animal enclosures and ensuring that Zoo policies and protocols are followed consistently. This position will regularly interact with Zoo guests through animal encounters, presentations, and special experiences, answering questions, and providing animal information to ensure an excellent guest experience. Ambassador Animal Keeper-Cheetah will assist in training ambassador animals through operant conditioning with the guidance of the Ambassador Animal Supervisor. This keeper will assist in outreach as needed and mentor our Zoo Crew youth volunteers in the animal areas.
This position will primarily be assigned to our Cheetah and Giant Anteater area along with the Ambassador Animal team but may be reassigned or requested to work in other sections as needed under the discretion of the Education management team.
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Lincoln Children's Zoo1222 S 27th StLincoln, NE 68502
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