Junior Zookeeper

Junior Zookeepers go behind the scenes to learn about animal behavior, diet, and environment. Junior Zookeepers will also lejr zookeeper001arn about the animals on a visual, behavioral, and emotional level. In addition to environmental and educational enrichment with the animals, Junior Zookeepers will learn how to recognize animal tracks and the maintenance and care of our animals and their habitats. Junior Zookeepers will get dirty and be tired when they return home.  

The Alameda Park Zoo has been providing wonderful animal experiences in Alamogordo since 1898. We also have a long history of educating and interacting with youth and animals at our facility. The Junior Zookeeper program is a great way to get a behind the scenes look at a zookeeper or wildlife manager career. 

Check back for more information and the schedule for the next Junior Zookeeper program.

Junior Zookeeper Camp 2019

Jr. Zookeeper should:

  • Wear closed toed shoes that are strapped to their feet.
  • Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, and any necessary medications.
  • Wear or bring clothes that can get dirty.
  • Be ready to learn and have fun.