What type of degree would I need to obtain to work as an animal caretaker/zoo keeper at the Washington, DC zoo?

I was also wondering about what type of government clearance would I need, and what would the process be?

Asked By: Vix - 9/22/2008
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I don't think you need government clearance, but you could always contact them and ask... More
Answered By: Heather H - 9/23/2008
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You could probably get a job there with no more than a HS diploma. How much education does it take to shovel manure? That said, you would go further if you had a degree or two in zoology or animal husbandry.
Answered By: oikos - 9/22/2008
I can't speak for this zoo specifically, but in general the most important thing for becoming a zookeeper is to gain experience with animals. Most zoos are more interested in this than in qualifications, and volunteering at a zoo or animal sanctuary is a good way of getting that experience. I used to be a zookeeper and... More
Answered By: Leolupus - 9/22/2008
a degree in zoolgy. the best colledge for it would be Texas AtM
Answered By: Nathan L - 9/22/2008
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