Working with fish and other animals
Biologist II (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 17, 2016
The Academy is a wonderful place to visit and work. If you like animals and the diversity of life, you will find everything you need. From fish, plants, reptiles, bugs, and rocks. My day was filled with taking care of a number of different animals and working with the public.
Every animal has different needs in order to thrive and I would try everyday to meet those needs. I would then convey all this to visiting public so they could more completely know what they were seeing. It was very rewarding.
The hardest part of the job would be if we lost and animal due to illness or age. You spend a lot of time with these creatures and so when they are ailing, your job becomes more emotional. On the other hand, when the steps you are taking on their behalf work and they bounce back. That is wonderful