Brandy

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Oct 102014
 
Brandy

I graduated Cum Laude from Northern Virginia Community College with an AAS in Veterinary Technology in 2005, with hopes of scoring an amazing job like the one I have at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo.  One of the great things about working at the zoo is that we work so closely with the animals that Read More

Dec 282012
 
Christy McGiveron, CCRW. Lead Animal Keeper

I have worked at the zoo for one half of my life. I have dedicated myself to taking care of the animals that are unable to care for themselves and I am continually attending classes to learn more about the animals in our care. Read More

Dec 282012
 
Debbie Richardson, Curator

I graduated from Cal State University Los Angeles with highest honors with a degree in Anthropology. I have always had a passion for animals, but wanted to better understand the human species.  Read More

Donelle

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Oct 102014
 
Donelle

As someone who would rather walk with a bear than swim with a dolphin, this land lover knows working at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a dream come true.  I am able to work with the animals I love, in an awesome environment and more importantly, I have the opportunity to educate the public.  Read More

Doreen

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Oct 102014
 
Doreen

I have worked around animals my whole life, so working at the zoo is exactly what I want to do.  I absolutely love everything about my job and know how lucky I am to be one of the keepers.  The daily interaction with the animals is the best part of my job.  Each animal at Read More

Paula

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Oct 102014
 
Paula

My favorite part of my job is the wildlife because they all have different personalities.  I constantly educate myself about them in order to better understand wild animals in captivity and their natural environment.    My favorite animals at the zoo are the wild cats.  They are so independent and even in captivity they still Read More

Shane

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Oct 102014
 
Shane

It is such a rare opportunity to work with wildlife, especially the animals that are indigenous to the mountains in which I’ve grown up.  I really enjoy the staff at the zoo as well.  Being an Animal Keeper is lot of physical work but the team attitude and camaraderie among us makes for a good Read More

Dec 202012
 
Summer McElroy,  Lead Animal Keeper

I have been working at the zoo since 2004. I love working here because it is very fulfilling to see the animals that we are able to help and return them to where they belong; in the wild. Read More