Being a zookeeper means getting rather intimate with your animals...
Monday to Fridays and 9 to 5 mean nothing to you.
Which means your out-of-zoo social life often suffers.
The fear of being eaten alive can really make your job more exciting!
Animals seem to do pretty much everything apart from what you want them to do.
Losing your friends at the zoo happens too often, and never gets any easier.
Being a zookeeper isn't very glamourous.
The animals aren't always grateful for your work.
Losing your keys isn't just a bit annoying when you're a zookeeper.
The animals do not seem to have the same high regard for your well-being as you do for theirs.
But really it's the best job in the world.