On October 4th we celebrate International Zoo Keeper Day! A wonderful occasion to recognise and honour our Zoo Keepers’ and Aquarists vital roles. Thank you for your passion and dedication with our most vulnerable species. You are more than care takers of our precious animals, you are conservationists, educators, researchers and advocates for animal welfare worldwide.
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
A day in the life of a Koala keeper is highlighted by providing a high standard of animal care and welfare, educating public on the plight of our iconic Koalas and assuring the animals in our care are thriving. At WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour we achieve this by providing plenty of fresh eucalyptus that we sustainably harvest from their favourite trees, daily cleaning of their specialised habitats (did you know a koala can produce up to 200 droppings in a day), high standard of husbandry, specialised care and presenting educational animal presentations and encounters. All these together make for a happy keeper, educated guest and most importantly a thriving Koala.