A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

by Ken Ham on April 21, 2020
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

The Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in N. Kentucky are home to a variety of animals—camels, kangaroos, sloths, an armadillo, creepy crawlies, a zorse and zonkey, coatis, and more. These animals have delighted our guests and, more than that, have been used to teach the truth of God’s Word regarding animal “kinds.” And, even while we are sadly closed due to the government shutdown concerning the pandemic, we’re still teaching people with daily Facebook Live videos at 3 p.m. (ET) featuring our zookeepers and various animals.

Now, God’s Word teaches that we’re to care for creation, including the animals God has entrusted to us. For example, Proverbs 12:10 says,

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

We do our best to do that here at the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. That’s why we have highly qualified, well-trained zookeepers to care for our animals. These staff members are vital to the care and well-being of the many animals that call the Eden Animal Experience and Ararat Ridge Zoo home.

We recently did a livestream that was all about what a day in the life of a zookeeper looks like. You can learn all about the interesting work going on in our zoos in this video:

While the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum remained closed to the public, we must continue to house and feed all the animals (who probably miss all our guests!), as well as pay the staff members who care for them. Please consider giving to the ministry to help sustain us during this very difficult season. Go to AnswersinGenesis.org/donate to give today. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate and are encouraged by your support!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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