3 May 2013
THOSE who applied for the job of tiger handler at Australia Zoo have their work cut out for them as 850 others are gunning for the role.
Applications to work with the big cats in the Tiger Temple at the Beerwah tourist attraction closed on Monday.
Head of tigers Giles Clark said the HR team was creating a shortlist of resumes, some of which come from as far afield as South Africa and Japan.
"We’re excited that so many people want to work with our big cats but want to make sure we find the right person for the role," he said.
The previous tiger handler position became available when the former handler retired after 13 years of service.