ZSL Animal Training and Welfare Careers Day

What is the event?

This one-day event is aimed at students aged 13-18 who would like to gain an invaluable insight into the work of zoo professionals that work in animal care, training and welfare.

Students on the course will have the chance to meet zoo behaviour and training experts, animal care specialists and an animal welfare officer. These professionals will not only talk about their work and their careers but lead students round a carousel of practical activities designed to give a realistic impression of the life and work of zoo professionals and how to achieve this career goal.

Participants will gain an understanding of how ZSL implements behavioural management techniques to improve the welfare of our animals. Students will have the unique chance to construct enrichment items for a specified animal and evaluate their behaviour, witness live training demonstrations and set up a new enclosure considering the individual’s needs.

The details

  • Age Range: 13-18
  • Dates: 2020 dates tbc
  • Course length: 1 day
  • Time: 10.30am-4pm
  • Location: ZSL London Zoo
  • Cost: £95
  • Capacity: 40 places available per course


A sample schedule and more information about the course content can be found here

Please be aware that timings and activities are all subject to change.

Please note that this day does not include contact with live animals. This event is intended to be a learning experience and provides the opportunity to understand more about the roles of animal professionals.

Terms and Conditions

Places are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be provided with a parental consent form with your ticket which must be returned to ZSL to confirm your place.  Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given, and dates cannot be swapped.

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