Cover Letter Example For a Zoo Keeper Position (2022)

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Cover Letter Example Zoo Keeper

[Marcus Buffet]
[999, Academy Street]
[Asheboro, NC 93794]
[Phone Number]
[Email Address]

[November 19, 2020]

[Donald Piper]
[Hiring Manager]
[North Carolina Zoo]
[4401, Zoo Pkwy]
[Asheboro, NC 94038]

Dear Mr. Piper,

I was thrilled to read about the open zoo keeper position on [URL address] at the [North Carolina Zoo]. With a diploma in Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) and one year of full-time zoo keeping experience as a trainee, I am ready to oversee the well-being of animals, maintain their facilities and promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats at [NCZ].

To shortly introduce myself, my name is [Marcus Buffet] and I work as animal keeper at the [Animal Care Center]. I was pleased when reading the job posting because it reminds of the old days. Back in 1995, my dad caught me mesmerized watching Animal Planet. He couldn’t get me to come into the kitchen for a bowl of ice cream, but a trip to [NCZ] certainly did. I know that [NCZ] is recognized for the protection of wildlife and wild places and the opportunity to promote and work at the largest natural habitat zoo makes me feel excited. The practise I currently work for may reduce its hours, which has forced me to search for a new opportunity.

As a seasonal animal keeper at [ACC], I manage the husbandry, feeding, maintaining and cleaning of over 350 exotic and non-exotic animals. Some are potentially dangerous animals, which requires extra attention and teamwork with other keepers. During my internship at [Zoo X], I also conducted behavioural research on species and participated in public education through talks, programs and shows. That semester alone, I participated more than 30 times in the sea lion show. These events significantly improved my communication and presentation skills.

I have the physical strength to lift up to 50 pounds, and ability to work with a flexible schedule. I would welcome the opportunity to further discuss my candidacy in a personal interview. The requested documents are attached to this email. You can reach me at [+000-000-0000] or [Email Address] if you need any other information. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume.

Best regards, 

Marcus Buffet

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