Your niece might want to contact her local zoo about work experience positions or career advice. Zoos now—and especially in the future—are becoming less entertainment and more conservation research and outreach orgainizations. There will be more positions as education facilitators as this evolves. Also, a lot of the animal keepers are also involved with field work in research programs (at least in the Melbourne Zoo - Aust). All zoo positions are popular and competitive but the work environment is really good, filled with people who are passionate about what they do. -Beth
My niece loves animals and wants to do something professionally
with them. She will never be a vet and she does not draw. We know
that she could be a vet tech, but are any of you familiar with
additional paid positions that she could aim for?