Keeper for a Day at London and Whipsnade Zoos
This amazing Keeper for a Day experience gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of ZSL’s most popular animals, and also offers a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our keepers and their charges.
Participants need to be over 16 years old. We also offer a Junior version (11-15 year olds) at ZSL London Zoo.
Budding keepers can try their hand at tasks such as feeding the giraffes, mucking out rhino, meeting the elephants, cleaning the penguin pool and going behind the scenes at the big cats, all of which makes a day to remember for any animal lover!
Over 98% of participants rate their experience as excellent or very good!
What the experience entails
As part of a group of up to five people, you will be assigned to one of our experienced keepers, who will be your host for the day. Once you have been kitted out in your overalls, you will get to try your hand at a number of essential duties.
Activities vary from mucking out enclosures, to preparing food and devising enrichment activities, and of course, feeding and meeting some of our animals.
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There is a choice of two experiences run at either ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo:
Keeper for a Day (approximately 7 hours)
An Introduction to Zoo Keeping (approximately 4.5 hours), which is a more compact version of the full day and only available at ZSL London Zoo
- Detailed itinerary information for both experiences
- What to expect
- Frequently asked questions
- Terms and conditions
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