Definition of zookeeper
: one who maintains or cares for animals in a zoo
Recent Examples of zookeeper from the Web
Zookeepers recently captured a behind-the-scenes video of Zola having an absolute blast in a small pool.
Zookeepers were awake all night Wednesday into Thursday awaiting the calf’s arrival.
The zookeeper, Rosa King, 34, had worked there for 14 years.
The data showed interest in careers was literally all over the map, including top searches for: president (Texas and Oklahoma); zookeeper, (West Virginia); YouTube star (Ohio); bus driver (Mississippi); lion tamer (Louisiana); and ninja (Virginia).
Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at Hamerton Zoo Park 80 miles north of London.
The identity of the zookeeper has not been released.
In April, zookeepers at Hogle Zoo announced that their longtime resident polar bear, a 19-year-old male named Rizzo, had died.
Activities Sunday will include zookeeper talks focusing on zoo animal mothers and a scavenger hunt.
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Definition of zookeeper for English Language Learners
: a person who takes care of the animals in a zoo
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Definition of zookeeper for Students
: a person who cares for animals in a zoo
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