Anthony Coventry

Zoo Keeper, Hamilton Zoo - Hamilton, New Zealand

Key Info

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Technology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Earth Sciences

Hanging out with rhinos is just a standard day in the office for Bachelor of Science (Technology) graduate Anthony Coventry.  Anthony, a previous Otorohanga College student, completed his BSc(Tech) in Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences at Waikato and now works as a Zoo Keeper at Hamilton Zoo.

“I work in the Ungulates Team, working mostly with rhinos but also with other animals such as giraffes, chimps and siamangs among others.”

“I really enjoy building relationships and trust with the animals and exciting people about animals - inspiring them to look into what they can do to help both local and international conservation groups” says Anthony.

Anthony’s study enabled him to meet a number of people in a range of different industries through his work placements – which ultimately lead him to getting his dream job at Hamilton Zoo.

“I really liked how the BSc(Tech) degree allowed me to have real work experience and connected me with people in the working world from a variety of industries”.

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