Animal Keeper

Keeper with Woolly Monkey

Photo courtesy of Milwaukee County Zoo. Reproduced by permission of the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Animal Keeper

A zookeeper, sometimes referred as animal keeper, is a person who manages zoo or aquarium animals that are kept in captivity for conservation or to be displayed to the public. They are usually responsible for the feeding and daily care of the animals.

In Memoriam
Oct 16, 1922 - Oct 18, 2018
Interview | Director

Paul Breese

Paul's WWII experiences fostered his confidence and strengthened his passion to pursue a career of displaying, conserving, and protecting animals in captivity. In 1947 Paul was appointed the first Director of the Honolulu Zoo. He developed the facility's master plan, which defined its boundaries in Waikiki with fences and a single entrance. He also designed and constructed many of the animal enclosures.Watch the full Interview

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