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3,000 apply for temp jobs at zoo

March 02, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

About 3,000 people, including laid-off executives and company bosses, applied for temporary jobs caring for animals at a zoo in central England.

Twycross Zoo in Atherstone is home to lions, elephants and dozens of primates, and it advertised for temporary cleaners, cooks and park rangers.

People who had held well-paid, skilled jobs were among the applicants.

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