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Junior Keepers

Program Details

The Junior Keeper Program is open to qualified young people between the

ages of 12 and 16 years old. It’s an opportunity for young people to learn about careers in animal, conservation, and science fields.


In addition to working directly with the animals, Junior Keepers are involved with keeper duties such as enrichment, learning curriculum related to biology and fire science, and working on public speaking skills when presenting at special conservation day events like Earth Day, World Oceans Day, and fundraisers. 


Inspiring Wildlife Stewards for Live, this program serves as a launch pad for teens interested in wildlife conservation efforts, providing hands-on experience to exotic mammals, reptiles, and birds from all over the world. Junior Keepers graduates have moved into roles as professionals in the zoological, veterinary science, and business fields, supporting wildlife conservation and advocacy.

2023 Impacts:

  • 20 Teen participants between the ages of 12-16

  • 2023 Special Projects:

  • Endangered Species Projects and Rhinoceros Conservation Project

        in coordination with the new rhinoceros baby "Otto" at Safari West.​

Want to join the Junior Keepers? 

This program is open to a select and dedicated few who are able to make a long-term commitment.

Visit our social pages to see the Junior Keepers in action. 
For more information, contact us at 707-566-3612

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