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Crystal DiMiceli-Zoo Keeper
Brooklyn, New York
Posted: 03/01/2010

Who:
Crystal DiMiceli

What do you do:
Zoo Keeper

Where do you work:
Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York

When did you realize you wanted to be a zoo keeper:
I’ve always known I wanted to work with animals in one capacity or another…I finally realized that I wanted to be a part of wildlife conservation and, in following my path, I found myself here.

Why work in this industry:
I want to give a voice to those that don’t have one.

How would you advise others:
Get experience. Usually you can start volunteering at around fourteen. You can start volunteering at the zoos or volunteer at pet shelters or pet stores, a vet’s office. Get involved with a dog trainer and learn how to train. Then an undergraduate degree, either Science or Psychology field.