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We Love Our Animals

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Perks

Earn private encounters with exotic animals such as:
  • Kangaroos 
  • Reptiles
  • Sloths
  • Lemur

 

Volunteer

We are currently seeking volunteers!

Positions are available to work with our zookeepers as well as in our back office.

We offer a unique opportunity to gain experience and work hands-on with the exotics here at Sharkarosa.

We are looking for individuals who are age 18 or older and are interested in working hands on with our team. If you are interested, click on the link below, fill out the application and send it to recruit@sharkarosa.com

Requirements

  • Must be 18 or older

  • Must be of good health and physical endurance.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.

  • Must work well in a team environment.

  • Must be willing to listen and follow directions.

  • Must love working with animals and people.

 

Internships

We are currently accepting applications for our educational internship program!

We offer a unique opportunity to gain experience and work hands-on with our exotics here at Sharkarosa.  It’s an incredible program and is a great addition to your resume for experience or course of study requirement. This is a 12 week Educational Internship offered at no cost to you.  Please send application to recruit@sharkarosa.com

 

Requirements

  • Must be 18 or older

  • Must be enrolled or previously enrolled in a degree program in an animal or education related field.*

  • Must be of good health and physical endurance.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.

  • Full time and part time available.  Full time requires 5 days on 2 days off, part time is considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Only full time positions qualify for onsite housing. 

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

  • Must work well in a team environment.

  • Must be willing to listen and follow directions.

  • Must be responsible and willing to work hard.

  • Must love working with animals and people.

*If not enrolled in an animal-related course, you are still welcome to apply for the internship.

Intern at Sharkarosa Zoo petting an animal in her lap.

We would love to hear from you.

Available Now

Family of Kangaroos looking at the camera. Baby in pouch.

Sample Activities

  • Fence painting.

  • Cleaning empty stalls and habitats.

  • Habitat upkeep, trails upkeep, new habitat construction, etc…

Community Service

Contact Us Today

Sharkarosa’s Community Service positions are open to teens, ages 13 to 18 and adults. They can be for hours required by their school or hours  obligated to the county or state to fulfill a number of community service hours. Community Service projects vary according to season.

Email your completed application to the Sharkarosa Zoo at recruit@sharkarosa.com with your required hours, deadline to complete community service and your availability.

Requirements

  • Youths must be between the ages of 13-18.
  • Parent must sign release form.
  • Offense committed must not have included cruelty to animals or violent behavior of any kind.

Employment

Join Our Team!

We offer a unique opportunity to gain experience and work hands-on with our exotics here at Sharkarosa.

Skunk and handler with family.

Start a Career

Sharkarosa Zoo has been nominated for the DFWChild Best for Families 2023 nominee for Best Place to See Animals!  We would appreciate your vote by clicking below.  Thank you!

Closed This Holiday Weekend

We will be closed this weekend to focus on the care of our animals. Thank you to all of our guests and supporters that have gifted the animals enrichment. Stay tuned to see them opening their gifts! 
 
We can’t wait to see you and your family next weekend when the weather will be nice and sunny!!