Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Set within 600 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, Whipsnade is a hidden gem. 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. After getting kitted out in your keeper outfit 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. After recharging over lunch and stopping off our meerkats or otters, you will end the day with our majestic Asian Elephants.

Participant feeding an Asian Rhino

What’s included:

  • Various animal encounters and mucking out activities
  • Led by a friendly and experienced zoo keeper 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

Restrictions:

  • 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

 

Reviews:

"Best Day EVER!"

"Amazing experience"

"Zookeeper for a day at Whipsnade Zoo" 

 

Price:

Keeper for a Day: £295

Times:

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

Location:

Dunstable, Bedfordshire - 20 minutes by train from central London

Frequency:

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

 

Buy now:

Purchase a gift voucher (valid for 1 year from purchase) or book directly onto a date.

BOOK NOW

 

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