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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Mammal Keeper – Gorillas/Small Mammals

Ambassador Commitment: Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.

Responsibilities: Under general supervision is responsible for the proper care of mammals in Riverbanks’ animal collection. Works primarily with gorillas, various primates, small felids, kangaroos, wallabies, and other small mammals. Feeds animals, cleans and maintains exhibits, works with veterinary staff to monitor, and treat diseases, monitors animal behavior, and provides enrichment and training.  Maintains detailed behavioral, reproductive, and medical records and reports. Interacts with Riverbanks guests and cooperates within a team to provide top quality animal care.  Reports to the senior keeper and the assistant mammal curator.

Experience Required

Education and Experience: Associate degree, Bachelors preferred, in biology, zoology or wildlife management and one to two years experience working with zoo/exotic animals in a professional setting, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Experience working directly with gorillas and other primates preferred. Must possess or qualify for a valid SC driver's license.


Riverbanks Zoo offers a generous benefits package including medical insurance, paid holidays/vacation/sick time, state retirement plan, and more.


12.62 per hour

How to Apply

Please apply via our webpage:

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210

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