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Animal Keeper Full-time 6-month Internship

Eureka Springs, Arkansas - Posted on: Monday 09/12/16


Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill facility committed to rescuing abused, abandoned and unwanted Big Cats. Since our inception in 1992, we have rescued more than 200 Big Cats and over 50 other exotic animals, giving them a caring, lifelong home at the refuge. These magnificent creatures are the unfortunate, unwanted products of the private trade in exotic animals; most of them would have been destroyed if we were not able to take them. 
We are constantly building large natural habitats for our growing family of Big Cats, which give them the room to run, play and explore like never before. 

Animal Keeper Position: Responsible for the daily care of tigers, lions, cougars, black bears, grizzly bear, black and spotted leopards, African serval, bobcats and rhesus macaque monkey, and hoof stock. Duties include animal husbandry, enrichment, record-keeping of animal behavior, educational public tours and customer service. Daily care includes cleaning, feeding, medicating the animals; and assisting with maintenance, upkeep and habitat construction. 


A Bachelor's Degree in an animal related discipline is preferred. 

New Positions Begin: February 1, 2017.  Positions last for six months, with an option to extend.   

Deadline for Applications:    November 1, 2016

Location of Internship:  Eureka Springs, Arkansas

To Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to:

Emily McCormack, Curator, emily@turpentinecreek.org