‘Tis the season to be…a zoo keeper!

Today (Wednesday November 1) sees the release of the highly anticipated and limited run of 2018 tickets to roar-some animal experiences at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. 

Meet the Penguins experience at ZSL London Zoo

Santa’s sleigh bells will be ringing in only 55 days, and if you’re fed up of buying socks and slippers, then why not treat your loved ones to a Christmas gift that will create memories to last a lifetime. Let yourself or your loved one experience the incredible animals that call ZSL (Zoological Society of London) their home, from the towering giraffe at ZSL London Zoo to the vulnerable greater one-horned rhinoceros at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

With a wide variety of experiences starting from just £54 available at either ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoos, top Christmas gifts include:

Visitors can go behind the scenes with ZSL’s experts and learn more about the Zoo’s roar-some species during the ZSL Meet the animals experiences. Demand is high for the sellout experience to meet the waddle of penguins at ZSL London Zoo and meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s herd of elephants, with 2017 selling out in a matter of weeks.  

Make sure 2018 isn’t an ordinary year for the budding zoologist with a gift of the Keeper for a day experience. Custom built to suit a range of ages, adults and juniors are guided by an expert resident zookeeper for a day, going behind the scenes and getting stuck in with mucking out, food preparation and meeting some incredible animals. 

Know someone who fancies themselves as the next wildlife photographer of the year? Then a place on one of ZSL’s Photography Workshops is the ideal gift for them. Led by prize-winning photographers, the workshops teach participants how to get the most from their cameras and achieve the best shots of amazing animals. 

Wake up to the sound of the lions roaring on a once in a life time experience sleeping next to the lions at ZSL London Zoo Gir Lion Lodge, or relax and watch the majestic white rhinos at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Lookout lodge. Enjoy a night away from the stresses of every day: explore the Zoo after dark on a guided tour; meet some of the animals, enjoy a delicious dinner and soak up the unique atmosphere in an overnight lodge, alongside the amazing animals that ZSL cares for. 

Keeper for a day

To invest in a gift that really keeps on giving, simply stuff their Christmas stockings with a ZSL Gift Membership. Entitling the bearer to unlimited annual access to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, this is the perfect gift for anyone who may want to pop to the Zoo when they have a few hours to fill, all without costing them a penny.  

ZSL’s Head of Commercial, Kathryn England said: “As a conservation charity, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) which runs both ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, have a wide range of one-off experiences for all the family to take part in and learn all about the wonderful wildlife at ZSL.

“The experiences at both our Zoos bring visitors closer to wildlife and allow them to learn about the wonderful animals we have here at ZSL in remarkable ways. Our experiences also support ZSL in achieving our mission to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats worldwide - what better way to treat your loved ones, or yourself, this Christmas.” 

Tickets or vouchers can be bought at zsl.org. Prices start at £54.00 and tickets are set to leap off the shelves and sell out in weeks, so make today the day you get that treat for someone special, happy in the knowledge that your gifts are helping to save animals and their habitats around the world.

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