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Exotic Animal Caregiver

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary Gainesville, FL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $8 Hourly
  • Full-Time

Duties include:

General husbandry for nearly 300 New World monkeys:

• Clean, repair and landscape outdoor habitats

• Clean, repair and decorate indoor enclosures.

• Prepare and serve diets.

• Monitor the monkeys' physical and emotional well-being.

• Participate in medical procedures and restraint and capture, when necessary.

• Construct and furnish new habitats.

• Plan and monitor socializations.

• General grounds keeping and maintenance.

• Clean and repair sanctuary buildings.

• Direct and oversee interns, volunteers and groups.

• Recordkeeping and scheduling.

• Learn and communicate to visitors the monkey's species, back stories and natural origin.

• Participate in fundraising campaigns, outreach and advocacy for captive primates.

The work is labor intensive and the Florida climate is very hot and humid in the summer. In the winter, temperatures can drop to the 20s, and duties include heater checks throughout the night during freezing temperatures. The work is difficult and can be stressful, but the rewards are great!

For the safety of the monkeys and co-workers, we prefer that applicants do not smoke.

Communal meals are vegan.

If you're interested in living onsite, please indicate that on your application.

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

Why Work Here?

Working with over 300 amazing monkeys

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary provides permanent high-quality sanctuary care for New World monkeys being retired from laboratory research, ex-pets, or monkeys who have been confiscated by the authorities. Jungle Friends is also committed to advocacy and education on behalf of all captive non-human primates, and to provide assistance to improve the circumstances of captive primates wherever possible. We work cooperatively with a national network of other credible animal sanctuaries, government agencies, other primate and animal protection organizations, and qualified individuals to find placement for unwanted monkeys and to combat the exploitation and mistreatment of captive primates.

Address

13915 N State Road 121, Gainesville, FL 32653
Gainesville, FL
USA

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