High Achievers

July 24, 2014

In honor of National Zookeeper Week, we’re taking a look back at some of our early keepers. Many things have changed about the job since these dedicated folks were here, starting with the uniform. Others haven’t, including the qualities of a good keeper. As W. Reid Blair – the Bronx Zoo’s first full-time veterinarian and later director – wrote in 1901, successful keepers, “as a rule, are sympathetic and intelligent.”