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Cape May County Zoo

Full-Time Animal Keeper

The Cape May County Zoo is accepting applications for a Full-time Animal Keeper. The duties include but are not limited to:

1) Carries out a regular scheduled program designed to insure prompt feeding and proper care for all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a zoo.

2) Reports immediately any mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that are not well.

3) Carries out regular daily maintenance program involved in keeping cages, pens, paddocks, and animal areas in good repair and in a manner that insures maximum cleanliness and neatness.

4) Carries out regular daily enrichment and training for animals in assigned areas and ensures proper animal welfare.

5) Performs minor repairs to animal displays and exhibits.

6) Carefully enforces established zoo regulations relating to protection of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a manner that insures maximum protection to them and maximum safety to the public.

Experience Required

One (1) year of experience in the care and feeding of non-domesticated animals in a zoological park, or other animal sanctuary. Preference given to AZA or ZAA experience


Enrollment in the State Pension System ; Outstanding Health Benefits including prescription, dental and vision ; Generous Paid time off: Holidays, Vacation, Personal ; Wellness Programs & Incentives


Salary starts at $31,500/year

How to Apply

Please send Application ( and Resume to:


Dr. Hubert Paluch

Cape May County Zoo

4 Moore Rd. DN 801

Cape May Court House, NJ  08210


Or apply online at

Cape May County Zoo
4 Moore Rd DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: 609-465-5271
Fax: 609-465-5421

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