Description of Zoo Animal Caregiver course in Madrid

Few professions can offer people as many compensations as those related to wild animals.

This zoo animal care course (face-to-face, in Madrid) follows the specifications of the BOE for this training. Our students are known by the main companies in the sector, who request them for internships (and in many cases, for hiring).

At the end you will have the title of animal caretaker of zoo, and the corresponding certificates. You will be entitled to 160 hours of internships in companies in the sector, with real chances of getting a job.

If you prefer, this course is also taught online.

What will I learn?

With this course you will know the care and handling of the animals that are usually found in zoos. You will learn from the maintenance and hygiene of facilities and animals to ensure their well-being, to the preparation of their diets, the monitoring of their behaviors or the control of the offspring, as well as assistance to biologists, zoologists, ethologists and conservationists. they work in zoos.

Do I need previous training?

No previous training is necessary to do this course.


  • Theoretical manual developed by the IEEF training team
  • Audiovisual support material
  • Material for the practices

All necessary material is provided by IEEF.

The cloister

We know how important it is for you to have qualified teachers in the field capable of adapting their learning methodology to the rhythm of each of our students. Therefore, in IEEF we have a faculty totally at your disposal to solve all your doubts during the course. In addition to helping you in whatever you need.


Block 1. Zoology, biology and ecology of zoo animals

Block 2. Ethology of zoo animals

Block 3.- Biology and zoology of marsupials, primates and herbivores

Block 4.- Biology and zoology of carnivores and other mammals

Block 5.- Biology and zoology of birds, reptiles and amphibians

Block 6.- Management of zoo animals and environmental enrichment

Block 7.- Management, restraint and immobilization of zoo animals

Block 8.- Feeding the zoo animals

Block 9.- The reproduction of zoo animals

Block 10.- Design of the facilities

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated February 23, 2019
This course is Online, Campus based
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