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 have a quick briefing over breakfast and find out which animals you will be helping to look after for the day before heading out into the Zoo with your experienced keeper host.
Keeper for a Day duties do vary from day to day but a typical experience will start with you helping to muck out our Asian rhinos and Asian elephants, you will then visit our giraffes to feed them their mid-morning snack. Following a busy morning you will recharge over lunch before getting back out into the Zoo to help look after some of our other zoo animals.
"It was a fabulous day, I was totally exhausted at the end but I have some great photos and brilliant memories!!" ChrisnPat84, TripAdvisor
What animals will I work with?
During April-October you can expect to work with Rhinos, Elephants and Giraffes. Due to the nature of a working zoo, these animals can be subject to change.
Important information to know before you book
Participants must be over 16 years old and have a reasonable level of fitness
Unfortunately wheelchair access is not available for this experience and participants must have good mobility. For more information please discuss with us when you book
For those with additional needs a carer can accompany them for free. Carer tickets must be obtained in advance by calling 0344 225 1826.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are unable to take part
Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the experience begins