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Chester Zoo Is Hiring Someone To Look After The Rhinos

You can have your very own safari

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Rhino Chester Zoo

We’re back with another dream job posting, and this time, you can be paid to look after rhinos. Those gentle giants are some of nature’s greats. Rhinos are massively endangered in the wild, but thankfully, zoos around the globe are trying to keep them alive.

The world famous Chester Zoo has an opening for budding keepers. Chester Zoo’s reveals how the attraction is looking for a Hoofstock Keeper. Not only working with the rhinos, the successful candidate will get to be up-close and personal with the likes of the deer and zebra herd.

Helping out as maternity cover for 18 months, you’ll be paid £21,356.63 per annum (plus benefits), and get to see these beautiful creatures in all their glory.

The job description is available on the Chester Zoo site. It reads: “For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide variety of mammal species ranging from Black and Greater one horned rhinos as well as Grevy’s zebra and a range of Bovid’s and Deer and Antelope and across the Hoofstock section.


“Chester Zoo aims to 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 assigned mammals; ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.”

Requirements include, “HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science or equivalent experience”. Alongside this, you’ll need “Proven experience in the care and management of a variety of large Hoofstock species in a zoo or safari park setting.” So, this probably isn’t for you if you’ve only worked at Pets at Home.

Be warned, you haven’t got long though, the rhino job closes on July 14.

Elsewhere, one luxury resort in the Maldives has been searching for an intern to look after its turtles.

When it comes to interning, you might conjure up images of running errands like fetching post and making coffee, but at least some companies are trying to change that stereotype. If you want to add sunning yourself on a beach and caring for tiny turtles to your CV, you’re in luck.

Turtle Maldives
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

The Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is offering its in-turtle-ship (you can’t blame me for the pun). According to the competition, duties include:

-Feeding the turtles
– Cleaning holding tanks
– Observing surgeries and medical procedures
– Attending rescue missions to collect turtles in need
– Assisting with the release of rehabilitated turtles back into the ocean
– Interacting with guests who visit the centre and giving them information on the turtles staying at the centre
– Attending any Olive Ridley Project presentation evenings
– Posting on the Olive Ridley Project’s social media platforms, to update on your personal progress and show a behind-the-scenes look of the Rescue Centre

It definitely sounds like a busy schedule. To enter, participants have to submit a 2-3 minute video and a 500-word essay on why they’re perfect for the job. No previous experience is needed and it’s open to all nationalities — you just have to be over the age of 18.

[Featured Image: Chester Zoo/Nickelodeon]

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