You are invited
to visit a zoo and see what zookeepers do in this picture
book that features color photos of many types of zoo animals.
Would you enjoy giving a baby moose a bottle, scrubbing a
rhino’s foot, building a new home for porcupines or
providing a snack for baby alligators? If so, you might make
a good zookeeper.
Zookeepers must care for many different animals, and they
also work closely with veterinarians who care for the animals
when they need check-ups, their shots or are sick.
Zoo animals, especially babies, often get bored and they want
someone to play with them. That’s one of the fun things
a zookeeper gets to do. They also clean out the cages and
bring the animals their food every day.
In the “For Creative Minds” section of this book
you’ll find a section on building a zoo habitat and
another on wildlife conservation. There’s also information
on the differences between a zookeeper, zoologist and veterinarian.
When you finish reading this book, try the true or false self-test
at the back to see how much you remember about a zookeeper’s
job. This book fits nicely into Common Core, Next Generation
Science Standards and social studies lessons for grades K-2.