What Does a Zookeeper Wear?

Zoo keepers who care for alligators in a Florida zoo are likely to wear lightweight shorts and short-sleeved shirts, while keepers working with hoofstock in northern Canada must wear heavy parkas and hats. In addition to their clothing, zookeepers wear gloves, safety glasses and other personal protective equipment. Zookeepers wear many different types of clothing, depending on their geographic area and the animals with which they work.