We surveyed 393 zoo educators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical zoo educator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a zoo educator?



Working as a zoo educator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a zoo educator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a zoo educator typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a zoo educator?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a zoo educator.


Do zoo educators work full-time or part-time?

29% of zoo educators work in full-time roles while 71% work part-time.