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Sarah Snider

Ethnicity:

Filipino, Japanese, White

Current position: 

Animal Keeper- Trek

Current facility:

Tulsa Zoo

Year zoo career began:

2016

Sarah Snider is a Trek keeper at the Tulsa Zoo where she provides daily care for birds and small mammals. Her favorite parts of her job are training and enrichment. She loves the thought process of training animals and preparing species appropriate enrichment. She also enjoys learning about the natural history and conservation of the animals that she works with and sharing information in pop-up keeper talks with guests.

Sarah attended Old Dominion University where she majored in biology with an animal concentration and minored in business administration. She had the opportunity to study abroad at James Cook University in Australia where she took focused on wildlife management, conservation, and ecology classes. After graduating, Sarah had an internship and seasonal keeper job in Zoo Atlanta’s Outback Station before taking an internship at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo at the Small Mammal House. Following that internship, Sarah accepted a full-time position as a hoofstock keeper at Zoo Atlanta before moving into a mammal swing keeper position where she cared for hoofstock, carnivores, and pandas. After working at Zoo Atlanta for three and a half years, Sarah moved to her current position at the Tulsa Zoo. Sarah is currently studying for a MAT through Miami University’s Project Dragonfly program. She is also a member of the AAZK President’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).