Animal Care Taker

Bird Keeper

Zoo Keeper

Minimum 10th pass

Preferably minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks an Animal Keeper is expected to perform include:

Feeding, watering and cleaning animals and birds as per schedule or prescribed diet

Observing and reporting sick animals to relevant authorities

Treating minor injuries and ailments under directions of veterinarian or respective authorities

Shaving operative area of the animals

Cleaning and sterilizing cages, pens and surrounding areas

Collecting feed supply items from store

Repairing cages and equipment

Administering anaesthetics, if engaged in biological or medical research laboratories

Removing dead animals for disposal

Knowledge of behaviour of different animals or birds

Knowledge of physiological state of animals

Knowledge of proper procedures for lifting and moving animals

Basic knowledge of setting up instruments

Basic knowledge of cures for minor injuries and ailments

Equipped in feeding, watering and cleaning animals and birds

Ability to recognize sick animals

Knowledge of different feed requirements for different animals

Equipped in repairing cages and equipment

Not required





Good stamina

Good at handling animals

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR4,500 toINR7,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR5,000 toINR20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian Healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from US$45 billionin 2008 to US$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around US$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

Due to the rapid decline in wildlife population, the Government of India is taking certain steps to save the animals and birds. It is expected that employment opportunities in the field of animal keeping will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. Therefore, plenty of job opportunities are expected for an Animal Keeper in cities and towns across India.

Wildlife sanctuaries

National parks


Animal hospitals and clinics

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Government and private schools and colleges across India

Will be updated