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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Mammal Keeper – Gorillas/Small Mammals

Under general supervision is responsible for the proper care of mammals in Riverbanks’ animal collection. Works primarily with Great Apes, various primates, 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 Curator.

Experience Required

Associate's 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.

Further Comments



SC State Health/Dental/Life Insurance and Retirement Plans, Annual/Sick/Holiday Leave, Employee Discounts



How to Apply

Please submit your application via the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden website:

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210

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