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31 Problems All Zookeepers Will Understand

This job is not as glamorous as people think it is! From the wonderful zookeeper problems.

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1. Being a zookeeper means getting rather intimate with your animals...

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People with office jobs complaining about the weather while I'm out here working in it all day #zookeeperproblems

Zookeeper Problems@ZookeeperProbsFollow

People with office jobs complaining about the weather while I'm out here working in it all day #zookeeperproblems

6:01 PM - 04 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Not knowing if you're wet from the rain storm, heavy sweat or a combination thereof. #zookeeperproblems

Vicky Croisant@theatrepenguin7Follow

Not knowing if you're wet from the rain storm, heavy sweat or a combination thereof. #zookeeperproblems

2:50 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4.

My face and arms are tanned but the rest of me is pale #zookeeperproblems

Elke Buss@pelkersFollow

My face and arms are tanned but the rest of me is pale #zookeeperproblems

9:03 PM - 17 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Monday to Fridays and 9 to 5 mean nothing to you.

If you're a reindeer keeper you can almost guarantee that you'll be working an off-site Christmas Eve #ZooLife #ZooKeeperProblems

Zoo Keeper@ZooKeeperLifeFollow

If you're a reindeer keeper you can almost guarantee that you'll be working an off-site Christmas Eve #ZooLife #ZooKeeperProblems

3:00 PM - 04 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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You still work on holidays because the animals don't stop working yo. #zookeeperproblems

Red@gingerkidd_Follow

You still work on holidays because the animals don't stop working yo. #zookeeperproblems

3:43 PM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Which means your out-of-zoo social life often suffers.

When your best friend is a camel... #zookeeperproblems

jessica darby@jdarby1031Follow

When your best friend is a camel... #zookeeperproblems

9:28 AM - 19 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. The fear of being eaten alive can really make your job more exciting!

Two keepers short of our staffing minimum. Doing all carnivores by myself. Here's hoping I don't get eaten! #zookeeperproblems

Jessica@keepertalkFollow

Two keepers short of our staffing minimum. Doing all carnivores by myself. Here's hoping I don't get eaten! #zookeeperproblems

6:25 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9.

People talking about Steve Irwin while you're trying to clean around three six-foot alligators who like to wander. #zookeeperproblems

Michelle O'Brien@Wolf_sixFollow

People talking about Steve Irwin while you're trying to clean around three six-foot alligators who like to wander. #zookeeperproblems

11:00 PM - 05 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Animals seem to do pretty much everything apart from what you want them to do.

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Thanks for getting tangled in the hose, unhelpful tortoise. #zookeeperproblems

Leslie Thompson@ljthompson84Follow

Thanks for getting tangled in the hose, unhelpful tortoise. #zookeeperproblems

1:38 AM - 20 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. Losing your friends at the zoo happens too often, and never gets any easier.

Always hard losing stock, particularly youngsters. Sleep well baby girl #toughday #zookeeperproblems

Beth@Beth_Zoo9Follow

Always hard losing stock, particularly youngsters. Sleep well baby girl #toughday #zookeeperproblems

8:09 PM - 13 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13.

It's been well over a month, but I still miss Taylor cougar when I work in that building. #zookeeperproblems

Michelle O'Brien@Wolf_sixFollow

It's been well over a month, but I still miss Taylor cougar when I work in that building. #zookeeperproblems

4:04 AM - 12 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. Being a zookeeper isn't very glamourous.

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between urine/diarrhea and vomit...#zookeeperproblems

Jessica@keepertalkFollow

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between urine/diarrhea and vomit...#zookeeperproblems

11:44 PM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15.

Everyone starts their day watching an anteater get milked and handling a giraffe placenta, right? #ZookeeperProblems #giraffe #anteater

Rachel Winkler@WinklaaaaaFollow

Everyone starts their day watching an anteater get milked and handling a giraffe placenta, right? #ZookeeperProblems #giraffe #anteater

5:09 PM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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What's happening tweeps? I had my hands on a polar bear vulva today. Anyone else? #zookeeperproblems

Matt Price@MPricerFollow

What's happening tweeps? I had my hands on a polar bear vulva today. Anyone else? #zookeeperproblems

12:02 AM - 23 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I smell extra pretty today. May have something to do with going elbows deep while cleaning out giraffe drains. #ZookeeperProblems #smelly

Rachel Winkler@WinklaaaaaFollow

I smell extra pretty today. May have something to do with going elbows deep while cleaning out giraffe drains. #ZookeeperProblems #smelly

1:53 AM - 18 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19.

You know what's #hawt? Pulling hay out of you belly button at the end of the day... #zookeeperproblems #pachydermkeeper

A2TheDrizzle@amdiaz1982Follow

You know what's #hawt? Pulling hay out of you belly button at the end of the day... #zookeeperproblems #pachydermkeeper

12:12 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20.

Me:"This food tastes like shit" Friend:"Oh you've tasted shit before?" Me:"Um yes" #ZooLife #ZookeeperProblems

Zoo Keeper@ZooKeeperLifeFollow

Me:"This food tastes like shit"

Friend:"Oh you've tasted shit before?"

Me:"Um yes"

#ZooLife #ZookeeperProblems

5:38 PM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. The animals aren't always grateful for your work.

You try to do something nice for your animals and they just shit on it...literally #zookeeperproblems

Jessica@keepertalkFollow

You try to do something nice for your animals and they just shit on it...literally #zookeeperproblems

7:01 PM - 20 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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23. Losing your keys isn't just a bit annoying when you're a zookeeper.

Losing a padlock and accepting the fact you're going to die #zookeeperproblems

Meg@meganretallickFollow

Losing a padlock and accepting the fact you're going to die #zookeeperproblems

2:04 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Padlock key, code 1 key, perimeter key, building key, bear key, boiler room key, ed. center key...#toomanykeys #zookeeperproblems

Michelle O'Brien@Wolf_sixFollow

Padlock key, code 1 key, perimeter key, building key, bear key, boiler room key, ed. center key...#toomanykeys #zookeeperproblems

12:11 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

25.

had a long conversation with Sumatran #tiger Kami while waiting for a shift spotter. No idea what it was about though. #zookeeperproblems

Vicky Croisant@theatrepenguin7Follow

had a long conversation with Sumatran #tiger Kami while waiting for a shift spotter. No idea what it was about though. #zookeeperproblems

10:54 PM - 05 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

26. The animals do not seem to have the same high regard for your well-being as you do for theirs.

I have scratches all over my legs... From an armadillo trying to mate with my boot... #zookeeperproblems

Lindsey@LindsqueeFollow

I have scratches all over my legs... From an armadillo trying to mate with my boot... #zookeeperproblems

7:46 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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It's not even noon and iv been pooped on by a green wing macaw, marked by my white lion, and chewed on by fennec fox pups #zookeeperproblems

jessica darby@jdarby1031Follow

It's not even noon and iv been pooped on by a green wing macaw, marked by my white lion, and chewed on by fennec fox pups #zookeeperproblems

5:19 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Hand feeding baby cranes means sacrificing your fingers for them to peck to death #ouch #zookeeperproblems

Emily Cranston@EmLeeVT3Follow

Hand feeding baby cranes means sacrificing your fingers for them to peck to death #ouch #zookeeperproblems

1:51 AM - 30 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

30.

Let's play Whose Blood Is On Me! Is it: A- my own blood B- guinea pig blood C- cow blood from carnivore diets #zookeeperproblems

Zookeeper Problems@ZookeeperProbsFollow

Let's play Whose Blood Is On Me!

Is it:

A- my own blood

B- guinea pig blood

C- cow blood from carnivore diets

#zookeeperproblems

5:29 PM - 15 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

31.

Forever walking into electric fences #zookeeperproblems

Meg@meganretallickFollow

Forever walking into electric fences #zookeeperproblems

4:35 PM - 15 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But really it's the best job in the world.

Zookeeping is done! What!? This never happens... Beast mode! Now what to do? Lay with my cubs! #zookeeperproblems 😊❤️💭

jessica darby@jdarby1031Follow

Zookeeping is done! What!? This never happens... Beast mode! Now what to do? Lay with my cubs! #zookeeperproblems

6:56 PM - 24 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite