a person who feeds and tends animals in a zoo.

Origin of zookeeper

First recorded in 1920–25; zoo + keeper
Related formszoo·keep·ing, noun
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Contemporary Examples of zookeeper

  • When a tiger attacks a zookeeper, it is "making a noise like a locomotive."

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