Keeper Profile, Lindsey in Ungulates

Learn more about the talented and dedicated individuals that take care of the zoo animals in our newest installment of the Keeper Profiles series. Missed the first ones? Check out all the past blogs here.

Lindsey Moseanko

What area do you work?
Hoofstock (ungulates) and macropods (pouched mammals from Australia).

What is your favorite part of the job?
Seeing all of the different behaviors and personalities of the animals.

What is your favorite animal and why?
It's too hard to single (one) out! My top picks are kangaroos and giraffes. Both of these species can be quirky and real individuals. It just makes me happy to care for them and interact with them.

What would you tell someone who wants to be a zookeeper?
If it is your passion, do as much as you can to obtain your goal.

When did you know that you wanted to be a zookeeper?
After being a keeper-aide volunteer at the Sacramento Zoo for about 2 months.

Why is your job so important?
Since zoo animals are still "wild”, captive animals, keepers serve as liaisons to any vet care an animal might need. Zoo animals are good at masking symptoms; keepers know what is normal, behaviorally, with an animal.

Tell us something interesting about one of the animals in your area.
"Binti", the offspring of our Bongo "Victoria", went to Africa to participate in a breeding program to introduce Bongos back into the wild.

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