This February half term, families can get a peek into what it’s like to work with the world’s biggest and tiniest creatures at Whipsnade Zoo’s Whipsnade in Action trail.
From Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 February, children and their grown-ups can explore some of the coolest jobs in the world, as we reveal the secrets of life as a zookeeper, zoo vet, zoo gardener and member of the zoo’s transport team.
Make your way around the Whipsnade in Action trail or stop to enjoy one of the talks and activities. Play “Whose Poo?” to see if you have what it takes to be a zoo vet, take the animal quiz to see if you are zookeeper material or test your memory to see if you could remember a script like a zoo presenter!
Discover what it takes for zookeepers to care for four-tonne, Endangered, Asian elephants as well as miniscule, Extinct-in-the-Wild, La Palma Pupfish. See if a love of learning and the ability to stay calm under pressure would make you the perfect zoo vet. Find out what type of branches the Zoo’s gardeners prune for giraffes and rhinoceroses to munch on, or how a team of sheep and goats help them care for the plants!
Whipsnade in Action is included in the Zoo entry price. Zoo tickets must be booked online in advance.