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Chester Zoo Looking For Someone To Care For Its Rhinos

Chester Zoo Looking For Someone To Care For Its Rhinos

You could become besties with one of the world's most endangered species.

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

Rhinos need love too and if you're keen to look after some, Chester Zoo might have the perfect job for you!

They are looking for a part-time, permanent Rhino Keeper who will be paid a salary and receive excellent benefits.

Rhino at Chester Zoo (
Chester Zoo/Instagram)

The role will involve the daily care and management of a variety of hoofstock species. You may have guessed already, but proven experience of working with large mammals is required.

You'll be working 16 hours per week, working two days out of seven, including alternate weekends and selected weekends.

The lucky candidate will receive a salary of £8,773.73 per annum with lots of added benefits, but we're sure to whoever snags this amazing role, being up close and personal with such amazing creatures is the real benefit.

The job adverts lists that the ideal candidate will have a HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science.

Chester Zoo, located in Cheshire, is one of the UK's largest zoos at 51 hectares. It has set a benchmark for animal welfare and the successful candidate must be able to deliver an excellent level of animal husbandry, care and welfare for the rhinos; ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.

For over 80 years, Chester Zoo has been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

If taking care of the adorable rhinos wasn't enough to entice you to apply for this dream role, you may also want to join a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert keepers and conservationists doing everything they can to prevent extinction - from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas - and giving their visitors an inspirational day out.

Earlier this year during the national lockdown, Chester Zoo gave us a wonderful behind the scenes look at its rhinos for a virtual zoo tour:

Aren't they adorable?!

Chester Zoo's site says: "We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the challenges that 2020 has thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we'd love to hear from you."

Rhinos are one of the world's most critically endangered species. According to the WWF, there are less than 30,000 wild rhinos in the world. Very few rhinos survive outside of national parks and zoos due to persistent poaching by humans and habitat loss. This role will help protect rhinos for years to come!

Closing date for applications is 5 November 2020. Apply here. Good luck!

Featured Image Credit: Chester Zoo/Instagram

Topics: Life News, Chester Zoo, Animals