What's it like to take care of the most interesting — and in some cases, dangerous — animals in the world? Only a few people know for sure. And a lot of them are zoo employees.
A recent Reddit thread asked, "Zookeepers of Reddit, what's the low-down, dirty, inside scoop on zoos?" Here are the most fascinating answers — with an emphasis on dirty.
worked in a zoos warehouse for a couple years. next time you go, ask someone which animals are "kill on sight" in an escape. the answers will suprise you.
lions and tigers are typically on the "tranq and capture" list, but a jaguar the size of a golden retriever is KoS. the zoo i was with, the 2 jags were the only animals on site that were on the shoot to kill list. even the silverback was the tranq first list.