A typical day varies each day. Responsibilities include monitoring animal collections, exhibits, and public pathways as assigned to ensure safety of the public and animals. Reporting any unusual animal behaviors to keepers, curators and lead attendants on duty. Interacting with the many visitors, sharing basic information about animal collection and the Zoo in general. Keep public areas/pathways clean raked as necessary. Monitor playground areas to ensure the safety of visitors. Contacts appropriate staff concerning lost children, first aid and other situations as necessary, and perform other duties as assigned and directed. I have learned so much about the variety of animals held within the Zoo, and some of what it would take in order to care for these animals. Management and co-workers are friendly and willing to help, answer questions that I may not understand, and just be there when needed. The hardest part of the job was learning all the animal information and security codes and the most enjoyable part of the job is being able to spend the day outside, along with providing visitors with information about the animals that they would not necessarily know.