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Chimpanzee Keeper II/III

Lion Country Safari
2 Year

A requirement for this job is to have a minimum of 24 months of experience in the same field. Not knowing the salary, you can negotiate based on the company's approach to workplace equality and gender diversity. April 26, 2024 is when the job vacancy for the Chimpanzee Keeper II/III role was advertised, and it will expire on May 24, 2024. The employer is open to considering candidates who live outside of Florida, as long as they are willing to relocate for the position if offered the job. Lion Country Safari is seeking candidates for internship positions, but ensure that the work structure matches your personal and professional needs. The work is situated at Loxahatchee , FL , Loxahatchee , FL.

Lion Country Safari

Chimpanzee Keeper II/III

Lion Country Safari is currently accepting applications for the position of Keeper II/III for our Chimpanzee routine. We are seeking a skilled, energetic individual to join our wildlife team. You must demonstrate leadership in your role and provide input and expertise in support of Lion Country Safari’s mission statement. Our Chimpanzee area is currently home to chimpanzees and white-handed gibbons.
This is a full-time position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: all facets of animal husbandry, including training, animal observations, and enrichment. Keepers are also responsible for maintaining primate habitats and holdings, and identifying maintenance issues in need of correction or repair. Keepers are expected to prepare animal health records, follow prescribed primate diets, and strictly adhere to safety protocols.
While performing the duties of this job, the Keeper will be regularly required to bend, stand, walk, climb, balance, throw, and lift. Must be able to swim and possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
Preference for this position will be given to those individuals with at least 2 year’s experience at an AZA accredited institution. Specifically, chimpanzee experience is extremely preferred. You must be able to lift 50 pounds and work weekends/holidays. A degree in an animal-related field is preferred, but equivalent combinations of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job will be considered.
  • Insurance available (medical, dental, and life)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Performance based increase and review after first 90 days
  • 40% off food and beverage
  • 30% off all retail shops
  • Free tickets to Lion Country Safari
  • Free tickets to attractions through Florida and discounts for family members
  • Free uniforms
Be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire people through connections with wildlife in a fun, family-friendly environment.
Lion Country Safari-Florida opened in 1967, in rural Western Palm Beach County as the first drive-through safari park in the country and introduced a new concept to animal lovers, “The Cageless Zoo.” Lion Country Safari was originally developed by a group of entrepreneurs who wanted to bring the experience of an African game park, then and now, an expensive and time-consuming trip, to families who would otherwise not be able to experience an African safari. Today, Lion Country Safari is home to over 900 animals in drive-through preserve and Safari World habitats. Among the more notable species on display at the park are lions, white rhino, chimpanzees, zebra, and giraffe. Safari World, the walk-through area of the park, has been developed and improved since the park initially opened. The restaurant and gift shops were among the earlier additions, with many of the habitats, attractions and interactive experiences added later over the years to enhance the visitors’ experience at the park. The KOA Campground was opened in the 1980's to provide overnight accommodation for visitors. In its 57th year of operation, Lion Country Safari-Florida is one of South Florida’s leading attractions and Palm Beach County’s largest tourist attraction. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Lion Country Safari every year to experience the thrill of eye-ball-to-eye-ball viewing of magnificent animals in a natural open environment.

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Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari RD.
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Phone: 561-793-1084

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