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ZOO CREW

BIG CATS

Initially a small family business, the expansion of Australia Zoo has seen the Irwin family employing hundreds of energetic people with a variety of skills.

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Big Cats

In December 2003, Australia Zoo extended their already amazing animal collection to include their first magnificent Tiger cubs. Since that time the Big Cat family has expanded as has the world class facility where they live. Three acres of land encompassing ten large yards and two beautiful displays make up the area the tigers call home. The dedicated tiger team are very passionate about giving the animals in their care the best life possible and also the protection and conservation of their wild cousins. Through partnerships with conservation organisations Australia Zoo's Tigers play an important role in educating the public and raising much needed funding to save these magnificent animals from extinction. A tiger handler's day consists of walking our beautiful cats as well as training, enriching and playing with them. A very strong bond is formed from a young age between the Tigers and their handlers allowing them to interact with each other on a daily basis as well as offering guest encounters to members of the public for an up close and personal experience of a lifetime.


The Departments

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.

All of our staff are legends... but we aim to recognize those who excel and push the boundaries:
Check out our Hall of Fame and Zoo Crew Legends