Community Service at the Zoo

The Trevor Zoo, with its collection of more than 180 animals, provides a unique opportunity for students to work directly with wildlife. The zoo participates in eight Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs and houses eight endangered species. Each student on the service is responsible for a particular animal or small group of animals. Over the course of the year, a student receives three different animal assignments, thereby gaining extensive knowledge of the animal collection. Feeding is done on a daily basis (weekends and nights included) by the student keeper. Students are encouraged to spend as much free time as possible working with the animals and learning about the zoo. Working at the zoo requires dedication and responsibility and can be an extremely rewarding experience.