Wildlife attendant - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Wildlife attendant

Wildlife attendants provide hands-on coordination and interaction with the wildlife in care, including feeding, cleaning, treating animals and informing visitors about animals.


  • Perform basic husbandry, feeding and treating animals, cleaning quarters, transferring animals, maintaining facilities, watching for illness or injury and monitoring breeding
  • Prepare food according to procedure
  • Aid in food preparation and food stocktake
  • Log duties daily, including daily records and notes of animals and events
  • Maintain animal enclosures and designated areas
  • Observe animals daily to check appearance and health
  • Clean and maintain all tools and equipment to safe working order
  • Enforce safety regulations and procedures
  • Assist with wildlife talks to the public providing relevant and accurate information

Future demand

Future demand - strong

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