National Zookeeper Week occurs each year during the third week in July. The goal is to promote and recognize the selfless and dedicated zoo professionals for their generous work all year long.

Here at the Phoenix Zoo, our keepers are tasked with a variety of roles, duties and responsibilities – each one equally important as the next. More than anything, however, they all share a passion for conservation and an inherent desire to provide the animals that call the Zoo home with the best life possible. 

Indeed, their work is both remarkable and inspiring.

This year, we put together a slideshow with photos and quotes from each zookeeper regarding what they love most about their career.

To all of our zookeepers: Thank you!