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Animal Keeper

Many people like animals. But, as pet owners can attest, taking care of them is hard work. Animal caretakers, sometimes called animal attendants or animal keepers, feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise animals and clean, disinfect, and repair their cages. They also observe behavioral changes that could indicate illness or injury. People who love animals get satisfaction in this occupation, but the work can be unpleasant and physically and emotionally demanding.Most animal caretakers are trained on the job, but advancement depends on experience and/or formal training.

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