Birmingham Zoo
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Career Exploration

Ever wondered about all the jobs available at a Zoo?  Interested in a career working with animals?  The Birmingham Zoo offers opportunities for you to explore the many careers the Zoo offers.

Teachers please note:  We are happy to support student inquiries into animals, animal care, conservation and other related topics to the best of our availability. Please be aware when making assignments that involve contacting the Zoo that our staff is unable to respond in person or by telephone to interview requests. Students may send 3-5 questions via email to Due to the large number of requests, we aim but cannot guarantee to answer inquiries within 10 business days. We are also unable to accommodate job shadowing requests but you may refer students to our ZooKeeper for a Day program.

Junior Zoo Vets

One of the amazing experiences we have to offer is the Junior Zoo Vet Program, a 6-week hands-on class that explores how Zoo Vets take care of all the animals at the Zoo. Learn more here.

Teen Career Day

Teen Career Day is a great way for 9th-12th grade students to learn about zoo careers from a variety of zoo professionals.  Students talk with Zoo Keepers, Animal Health Professionals, Animal Nutrition Specialists and much more during this half day program. For more information about upcoming Teen Career Days please contact