The Minnesota/Tropics Mammals department oversees the daily management and care of the Zoo’s tropical reptile and mammal collection as well as the native Minnesota mammal collection. This includes over 200 animals representing a diverse range of about 50 species from geckos to gibbons, tree kangaroos to tapirs, and porcupines to warty pigs. The Tropics Trail is a lushly planted 3-acre indoor facility and the Minnesota Trail houses native Minnesota species in natural looking exhibits.
Year-round Internship Opportunities:
Starting and ending dates are flexible. The internship would involve 40 hours per week for 12 weeks. Hours vary depending on the time of year. Summer internships are 10 hour days 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fall, winter, and spring internships are 8-hour days 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. College credit required.
Responsibilities for the Minnesota/Tropics Mammals department internship include cleaning, husbandry, diet preparation and feeding and monitoring of the reptile and mammals that are exhibited on the Tropics Trail and Minnesota Trail.
Duties to include:
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