Yes, definitely. I'm a zookeeper and I work with bears, bearcats, tamaduas, aardvarks, primates, porcupines, hyenas, etc. They all have their own unique personalities and you form a bond with them. Since they can't talk you have to learn to read their body language and such. I find it very rewarding. I'm also a pet sitter and because I've interned at vet clinics, most of my client's have special need pets which not many pet sitters are equipped to handle. I love taking care of animals!