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Zoo Miami

Volunteer

October 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

The work I did ranged from directing people to the correct direction during a race to helping clean up.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to try out another volunteer job with them during normal business hours with the animals being the focus.

Advice

I would suggest getting to know the location layout and how dar things are from you because I was asked many questions relating to this and answered them based on what I knew.
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Zoologist Intern

May - October 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

Working with zoo staff and perks of free zoo access.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a more organized work environment and communication was better.

Advice

You will not regret starting working at a zoo will change your perspective of zoology and conservation.
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Zoo Intern

June - July 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

People, experience, hands on

What I wish was different

Paid, more flexible schedule

Advice

It’s very hard work, with very early hours. Advised to live as close as possible to the zoo to avails traffic and make life easier for you
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Pachyderm Keeper Intern

May - August 2018 • Miami, FL

What I liked

I loved working outdoors every day directly beside elephants, rhinos, okapis, zebras, giraffes and numerous other mammal species. I was in charge of enrichment design which was very challenging but fun and I had an amazing team of keepers to teach me everything I wanted to know about zookeeping.

What I wish was different

I would have liked the internship to have been paid.

Advice

While it was a very fun job it was also very messy, smelly, hot and humid that was often difficult to deal with so anyone wanting to pursue this career should know what they're getting into and be prepared.
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