Welcome to Kids Zoo - where you can see our baby farm animals, calves, lambs, kids and piglets. At any one time there are anything from 24-35 baby animals in our care, with an average of 3 staff and one or two volunteers to clean and care for them all. Caring for all these babies , as you can imagine, there's always a lot of cleaning up to do! Volunteers are invaluable in this department as they are the ones who get the animals out on the grass for a walk and graze in the sun.
Our animals love all the visitors who come and give them a pat or hand feed them farm food or a bottle of milk. Kids Zoo is a firm favourite with young children who can have a real hands-on experience with these gentle, trusting animals, and for many of them, its their first such contact. That's not to say our older visitors don't enjoy Kids Zoo - for many of them the experience brings back happy memories of life back on the farm.
When the animals have spent some time in Kids Zoo growing up, they head on back to the farm to graze in the paddock.
Erin volunteered for 6 months at Australia Zoo before joining our Roving Entertainment team in September 2011. Erin has already learned heaps about the care of captive animals and made the decision to further her studies with a zooloogy course at university beginning in February 2012. Erin joined the Exotics crew in August 2015.
Dingoes are Erin's favourite animal here at the zoo as they are intelligent but challenging to work with. Erin believes that being a Roving Entertainer is the best job in the world because she can share her passion for animals and thier conservation with people visiting from all over the world.
Aiden joined the Zoo Crew in April 2016, after being working as a volunteer within our keeping department. Aiden 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
Sam joined the Bird Crew in December 2014. Having a passion for wildlife ever since she was little, has inspired Sam to travel to Africa and volunteer with the Big Cats and Elephants. One amazing experience was watching a pride of Lions with Cubs.
When not at the Zoo, you can find sam climbing mountains, surfing and snorkelling.
Kelsey joined the Bird Crew in March 2015 after volunteering for a year. Kelsey is eager to work with all the Birds and help educate all our guests on our feathered friends.
Kellie started with the keeping Department in January 2013. She has a keeping background and has previously worked with Mammals and Birds. Kellie also has experience hand-raising orphan Wombats, Wallabies and Possums, which she found very rewarding. Outside of the Zoo Kellie enjoys camping, walking, reading and visiting other Zoos.
Judith started with the Birds Crew in May 2014. Having volunteered for 14 Months Judith was able to gain employment and work with our beautiful animals.
Judith has also had encounters with many of our animals including Echidnas, Wombats, Red Pandas, Rhino, Lemurs, Giraffe, Binturong, Camels, Koalas...
Outside of the Zoo Judith enjoys spending time with her family.
Amanda joined the Zoo Crew in August 2015. Amanda has been a volunteer with Australia Zoo previously and is now part of the Exotics Crew. Wombats are Amanda's favourite animals. "These guys are full of surprises!".
Outside of the Zoo Amanda enjoys camping with family and spending time with her animals at home.
Leanne joined the Zoo Crew in Jan 2016. Working with Australian Native animals is Leanne's dream and is keen to play a small part in helping to educate our guests on conservation.
Leanne has a soft spot for the Binturong, as they "are so gentle and sweet natured."
Outside of the Zoo Leanne enjoys Kayaking, surfing, and spending time with her dogs.
Ben joined the Zoo Crew in Feb 2016. Having a degree in Marine Science and also coming through our volunteer program, Ben is now working within the Exotics team.
BInturongs are Ben's favourite animal. "they are so strange & love their fruit. Pip is a greedy guts and Jaya is a shy sweet heart!"
Outside of the Zoo, Ben enjoys surfing, snorkerling and Sea Turtle volunteering
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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