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    Dec 17, 2014

    31 Problems All Zookeepers Will Understand

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

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

    2.

    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

    3.

    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

    6.

    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.

    11.

    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

    16.

    17.

    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

    18.

    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

    22.

    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

    24.

    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

    27.

    28.

    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

    29.

    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

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