Application materials will be available in late February 2017.
The Junior Zookeeper Program focuses on instilling leadership and self-confidence in today’s youth, while also teaching the participants about the Zoo’s mission of conservation and education. This program gives insight into all the aspects behind operating a modern zoo, and highlights that all roles are vital to its smooth and efficient operation.
Throughout the summer the Junior Zookeepers will learn about and participate in many aspects of the Red River Zoo’s operation including animal care, enrichment, and maintenance of zoo grounds. Zookeepers need to know more than just how to care for animals. Participants will also learn about guest services, naturalist interpretation, and educational programs. The program will help guide and develop leadership skills within the participants through team activities, promoting personal responsibility and giving the participants creative ownership over several projects.
Due to the rigorous nature of the program, applicants must complete a written application.
Hours of Operation
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm
See the schedule at the admissions counter.
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