Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Set within 600 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a hidden gem and only 20 minutes by train from Central London. The only Keeper for a Day experience in the UK where you can work with Asian rhinos, giraffes and Asian elephants all in one day!

Participants feeding the giraffes

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Animal highlights:

  • Asian Rhinos
  • Giraffes
  • Asian Elephants

At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo you can expect to work with some of the larger mammals as well as some of our smaller animals. You'll get kitted out in your keeper outfit, then you will be briefed on the days activities before heading out into the Zoo with your experienced keeper host.

After helping to muck out our Asian rhinos, you will head to visit our tall giraffes to feed them their mid-morning snack. Recharge over lunch and stop off to see our meerkats or otters, you will then end the day cleaning up after our Asian elephants.

Participant feeding an Asian Rhino

What’s included:

  • Various animal encounters and mucking-out activities
  • Led by a friendly and experienced Zookeeper host
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Exclusive Keeper for a Day t-shirt
  • 20% discount off spectator tickets (when pre-booked)
  • Vouchers are sent out within 1-2 days (postage included)

Participant holding a Harris Hawk


  • Participants must be over 16 years old and have a reasonable level of fitness
  • Participants must have good mobility and not require a wheelchair
  • Pregnant, nursing mothers or those that have given birth in the past six months are unable to take part


"Keeper for a Day"

"Amazing day out"

"An amazing day"

"Zookeeper for a day at Whipsnade Zoo" 


Starts at 8.45am until 4.15pm (7 1/2 hours)


Dunstable, Bedfordshire - 20 minutes by train from central London


Available on weekdays (apart from bank holidays), April to October

Price: £295 per person

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