Working at Safari Niagara was wonderful. Its a lot of hard work and dedication. The animal care manager is easy to approach, extremely helpful and encouraging. Being with animals my entire life I know that there is always more to learn and this zoo is no exception. The animal care staff are wonderful and truly dedicated to their animals, to the zoo itself and to the job. I truly hated leaving this job but sometimes life throws us curve balls. The hardest part of the job for me was dealing with the outdoor elements ( cold, snow ) The most enjoyable part was working with the animals. In a typical day you'd prepare feed, feed and supply fresh water, clean enclosures, tidy up, greet the public.
Outdoors on nice days, meeting lots of people, working with animals, job well done perks, independence during the day. no one hovering over you
Minimum wage for the type of work, having to buy your own uniforms and steel toe boots etc.