Job Purpose: The Animal Nutrition Bamboo Prep Tech I
reports to the Manager of Animal Nutrition. To cultivate, propagate,
identify and harvest bamboo on locally identified sites for the
purpose of animal food.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for digging and planting bamboo as required.
Harvest (chop down) bamboo from locally identified sites in a manner
appropriate for animal consumption.
Maintaining quality control of the bamboo. This includes washing,
cleaning, weighing, tagging, and delivery to animal areas.
Responsible for daily record keeping of bamboo species harvesting logs.
Cultivation and propagation of sites for the purpose of harvesting
for animal consumption.
Assist with continued development of the local harvesting program,
including site evaluation and species identification.
Maintenance of all departmental vehicles, tools and equipment.
Lead tours of Animal Nutrition Department for educational purposes.
Consulting with keeper staff to assess animal area bamboo requirements.
Assisting the diet preparation operation as needed.
Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and Values statement
Any other miscellaneous projects/assignment assigned by Zoo Atlanta’s
Animal Nutrition management team.