Animal handlers care for many different animals according to their job. Their work has therefore been subdivided in 4 special areas: a) small pets (animal home, clinics for small animals etc.) b) animals in animal shops (pet shops, dog breeders etc.) c) wild animals (zoological gardens, animal parks, wild parks, circuses etc.) d) animals for research experiments (scientific institutes).– Animal handlers know what the animals need that have been entrusted to them. They watch over and control them, feed and water them, observe them for signs of distress or illness, care for ill animals according to the vet’s orders and sometimes nurture young animals. They are also responsible for the hygiene and cleanliness of the animals ans their living quarters.