Keeper and Animal Relationships

When I tell people that I work with animals at the Zoo, their initial vision may be that of a keeper who spends his day

playing with the animals. This is an expected response from a public who often sees Jack Hanna on TV handling zoo

animals or countless other animal programs portraying similar situations. The truth is that the relationship between a keeper and an animal is rarely like what you see on TV. The relationship can be an intimate one, but it has well-defined



Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Zoos and Aquariums