Junior Zookeeper Summer Session

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in Alameda Park Zoo’s Spring Zookeeper Week we have scheduled this year. As a junior zookeeper you will go behind the scenes and learn about animal behavior, diet, environment and maintenance in the exhibits. In addition to this experience you will learn about the animals we will be interacting with on a visual, behavioral and emotional level. As you know we have a long history with the City of Alamogordo educating and interacting with our youth and animals here at our Zoo. Your junior zookeeper will get dirty and be tired when they return home as well as full of environmental and educational enrichment with the animals. They will learn how to track and recognize the animal tracks and maintenance and care of our animals. Providing wonderful animal experiences since 1898, come join us and kick start your Zookeeper or wildlife manager career into motion. Come learn with us!

The Spring Jr. Zookeeper Week will March 23rd - March 27th 2020.

The morning session is available for ages 5-8. The afternoon session is available for ages 9-12. 

The Jr. Zookeeper’s spot is not reserved until the “Jr. Zookeeper Application Form” and $50 payment is submitted to the Alameda Park Zoo Gift Shop. (checks should be made payable to “City of Alamogordo”). The full $50 cost is due at sign up. A Jr. Zookeeper’s spot CAN NOT be reserved without a completed application and payment. Keep the top sheet of the application for your records and submit all additional pages.

Mark your calendars!! Please notify us if the Jr. Zookeeper is no longer able to attend ASAP. A Jr. Zookeeper can be substituted if a Jr. Zookeeper is unable to attend. The payment is non-refundable in any circumstance.

Junior Zookeeper Camp 2019

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Please return completed registration forms and $50 fee to the Alameda Park Zoo Gift Shop.  If you have questions please call 575-439-4100.

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!