There are 40 plus Koalas to care for in this section. As well as cutting leaf, cleaning and maintenance this team is responsible for Koala photos, animal and keeper handling, training and education in our amazing walk through koala exhibit.
We have some of the world's best horticulturists working right here at Australia Zoo, providing our healthy Koalas with their nutritious diet. Our leafcutters are very dedicated to cutting only the very best eucalyptus leaf tip to feed our koalas.
Kirsten joined our busy Native Mammals crew in July 2012 following 6 years experince at Cairns Tropical Zoo with Native & Exotic Mammals. Before moving into the captive animal industry, Kirsten had spent 12 years in the Royal Australian Navy.
Kirsten joined the Koalas crew full time in December 2012 and loves getting hands on with our furry friends.
Kirsten is looking forward to working with the many different species that call Australia Zoo home. Although she has no favourites yet, some highlights of Kirsten's day job include getting hands on with our naughty wombats and cuddling our cute koalas.
Donnie joined the the Autsralia Zoo Crew in Jan 2014. He has a background in Retail and Hospitality. Donnie has a softpot for lemurs and he cant wait to meet all our gorgeous animals.
Donnie has also had an awesome experience with a Rhino - giving it a mud bath.
Outside of the Zoo Donnie likes Basketball, Adventure exploring, AFL.
Brooke joined the Australia Zoo family early 2013, she previously volunteered for the Zoo and was doing such a wonderful job we hired her.
Brooke's love of animals has fuelled her interest in animal conservation and working at Australia Zoo allows her to combine both of those interests.
Aiden joined the Zoo Crew in April 2016, after having worked as a volunteer within our keeping department. He has also completed a bachelor of Science - Majoring in Zoology.
"I love having the opportunity to work with animals, and learning something new everyday."
Outside of the Zoo, Aiden enjoys Hockey, going to the beach and fishing
Christian started with the Koala crew in March 2015. Having spent the past 21yrs in the metal industry, Christian followed his dream. "Joining the AZ family is a dream come true. Ever since I first visited London Zoo as a 5yr old, I told my Nanny Joan I wanted to be a Zoo keeper and look after Elephants. It's such a beautiful place to spend your day and work alongside some of the best conservationists in the world, and to keep Steve's dream alive."
Outside of the Zoo Christian enjoys going for drives with his wife and kids, surfing, kayaking, and catching bugs and crawlies with his kids.
Cameron started with the Koala Crew in March 2015. Most days, Cameron is out collecting the best possible leaf for our koalas, and loving being a part of conservation within Australia Zoo. Cameron just loves our Komodo Dragon Fat Boy, and is keen to let our patrons know all about our Koalas as well.
When not at the Zoo, Cameron enjoys camping, and bushwalking.
Sam joined the Zoo Crew in Jan 2016.
Sam has spent a month in South Africa seeing all of the amazing animals there and was able to be a part of a Rhino conservation project. At the Zoo you will find Sam looking after our gorgeous koalas.
Outside of the Zoo Sam enjoys going to the Beach, knee boarding, tubing, and hanging with his mates.
Gemma joined the Zoo Crew in June 2016 after volunteering at Australia Zoo. Gemma said "The atmosphere, being around amazing animals and likeminded, passionate people. Being able to contribute to conservation."
Laura joined the Zoo Crew in August 2016. Laura just loves our Giraffes. "They are such unique animals, gentle giants." Laura has also visited South Africa and has seen these majestic creatures in the wild.
Jess joined the Zoo Crew in August 2016. Having previously being a volunteer, Jess knows alot about the Zoo and our animals. "I love working at Australia Zoo because it provides an amazing platform to spread the importance of wildlife conservation and protection."
Kimberly joined the Koalas team in August 2017 after volunteering for 2 years at the Zoo. During her time volunteering she fell in love with the Zoo and the work we do. She said that she especially enjoys that she gets to work with so many amazing animals and loves knowing that we are all helping to make their lives better. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and attending dance classes.
With thousands of visitors from all over the world passing through the gates daily, all team members understand the importance of making a lasting impression to our patrons. A job at Australia Zoo is more than a vocation, it's a lifestyle - just ask any of our team members. Australia Zoo employees love animals and conservation, have an exceptional self-drive attitude towards work and of course, wear the world famous khaki uniforms with pride! You just have to walk around the Zoo to feel the electricity in the air. The atmosphere creates an exciting experience for all visitors and a dream workplace environment for all employees.
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