During the summer months, the North Carolina Zoo will offer two unique opportunities for young adults of  High School and College age to learn more about the assortment of Zoo careers while discovering how all Zoo staff contribute to the care of our animals.  “Zoo Jobs” is a chance for program participants to learn about the wide range of career options in the zoo world and understand what is required to operate the small city that is the North Carolina Zoo.  This program visits several areas, some behind the scenes, within the 2,600 acre North Carolina Zoo complex to see the many different sides of zoo operations. Participants will learn:

  • How we minimize waste and resource consumption
  • How our animal care staff looks after our animals
  • How zoo animal diets are prepared
  • The important role horticulture plays in maintaining our animals and the zoo grounds
  • How zoo habitats are created in order to closely mimic the animals’ natural environments
  • The unique veterinary challenges zoo animals pose
  • About zoo efforts to protect species in the wild from extinction

Two opportunities are available: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 
Friday, August 9, 2019 

Designed for students from high school to college (ages 15-25).

“Zoo Jobs” begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m

Cost is $35.00 per person and pre-registration is required. 

The day includes a lunch break around Noon. Please either bring a lunch, or be prepared to purchase lunch at one of the Zoo’s restaurants.

For additional details, please contact Bob Langston at (336) 879-7711 or make your reservations at (336) 879-7700.