what job involves taking care of exotic animals?

i see many videos on youtube of people having animals like foxes, owls, and even various types of wild cats, in their home. besides the obvious zoo job, what job could i have where i could do this

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  • 7 years ago
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    There are big cat, primate, reptile, wild bird and marine rescues that always need volunteers, as well as employ Veterinarians, nutritionists, landscapers, keepers (some/most allow the public to visit, and require tour guides), etc.

    Friends of Animals-link

    info re: Animal Rehabilitation centers/reserves & sanctuaries

    employment and volunteer opportunities.

    (many offer free room & board for their volunteers)

    http://www.friendsofanimals.org/programs/free-livi...

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    Shambala is a big-cat rescue/preserve, in Calif. They allow interested and concerned people to visit. I'm sure the personnel would be helpful if you contacted them re: volunteering and/or possible employment opportunities.

    Shambala

    6867 Soledad Canyon Road

    Acton, CA

    http://www.shambala.org

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    The Snow Leopard Rescue

    Snow Leopard rescue/You Tube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAAqQqoNecM

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    Snow Leopard.org

    http://www.snowleopard.org

    There are many rescues and conservation-oriented organizations that one could work with (and for) exotic animals and marine life. Your search should begin with your own local, as there are countless Wildlife Rehabilitation Reserves & Sanctuaries, located all around the globe..that help injured or orphaned animals, birds and reptiles.

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    Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

    http://www.wolfeducation.org

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    link to

    UK Animal Rescuers and rescues:

    http://www.animalrescuers.co.uk/html/owls.html

    Wild Animal Orphanage

    Animal Sanctuary of USA

    http://www.wildanimalorphanage.org

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    Animal Sanctuaries and Wildlife Rehabilitation

    http://www.greenpeople.org/sanctuary.htm

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    Primarily Primates rescue

    http://www.primarilyprimates.org

    Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Rehab

    http://www.chimpsanctuary.org

  • 7 years ago

    There are many to choose from. I have enjoyed a long career of working with fox, cheetah, kinkajou, reptiles, marine fish, raptors, parrots, coyote, and others.

    •Rehabilitators

    •Marine Mammals

    •Large cats

    •Mustelds

    •Canids

    •Psitticines

    •Veterinarians/Vet Techs or assistants

    •Wildlife Educators/LOutreach specialists

    •Researchers

    •Field scientists

    •Animal assisted therapists

    Here is my site for you to enjoy. It contains many possibilities so click away on the many links that you can find: http://zoocrewkids.blogspot.com/

    This site has places to look at internships, mentorships, schooling and international links

    Source(s): 40 + years American Association of Zookeepers Aquariums and Zoological Association Association of Professional Wildlife Educators International Herpetological Association International Association of Zoo Educators http://zoocrewkids.blogspot.com/
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