Keeper For A Day at London Zoo

A Zoo Keeper experience for one person at ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo Keeper For A Day Experience

Included in your awesome zoo keeper for a day experience: 

  • Go behind the scenes at a world famous zoo
  • 7 marvellous hours as a zoo keeper
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments
  • Meet giraffes, primates and penguins & more
  • Feed & care for your favourite animals
  • Free t-shirt, certificate and gift bag
  • Free car parking
  • 20% off zoo entry tickets for friends on the day

 

 £299

Things to know, before you go:

  • Voucher valid for 10 months, for 1 person.
  • Experience runs on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Experience runs 8:45 am to 3:45 pm.
  • Participants will be in a group of up to 5 people.
  • Minimum age 16 years.
  • Participants should wear practical clothes suited to outdoors.
  • Sturdy boots should be worn suitable for muddy conditions.
  • Not suitable for those that are pregnant or who have given birth within the the previous 6 months.

 

 £299

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by Plymouth Eden on
ZSL London Zoo keeper for the day - AMAZING !!!!

I've just come back from being a zoo keeper for the day at ZSL London Zoo. What an amazing experience and what life long memories. I first went here 5 years ago as a normal guest and loved it then. Seeing all the improvements was great, they really work hard at enhancing and changing their enclosures for the animals.

I was given this experience as a Christmas present and could not be more happy with the day. As a total animal lover the day spending with the animals got me completely potty ! ( I'm a 30 year old man) so trying to contain my excitement was difficult, though I need not fear as the rest of my group were equally excited, well almost. Mick the zoo's senior keeper was our guide for the day and was more than amazing, he made the day for all of us, a great people person as well as obviously an animal person.

We swept the zebra enclosure, saw behind the scenes in the aquarium, feeding some of the large fish with locus and earth worms which was very interesting. We also spent time in the penguin exhibit which was really lovely, helping to clean their environment and walking around with them.
I hand fed the giraffes, lemurs, meerkats, colobus monkeys, bearded pigs, and helped prepare the bearded pigs dinner. That required us to look at their menu and collect all the fruit and veg and chop it up according to their menu, very cool ! We also went in with the ten coatis they have there and whilst sitting down they were fed some food. This got them very excited and they started to use us as a climbing frame. I could have spent a few hours with them, all climbing over me and being so inquisitive, I was beaming from ear to ear ! We also got information about all the animals which we passed, the listed buildings in the park and conservation which the keepers do both in the zoo and around the world, so much more than I ever imagined.

We were provided morning and afternoon drinks and snacks as well as lunch. With secure lockers for our belongings and a nice t-shirt which we wore over our jumpers/shirts.

This really was an amazing experience and all the staff were so kind and informative to us.
Again huge huge thanks to Mick, your enthusiasm, care and kindness to us and the animals shone through the day and it was amazing to spend the day with you.
I have life long memories and well as a few hundred photos to remember the day and I still cant stop smiling ! I will be back in the next few years, though as a normal paying guest.

by CG on
BEHIND THE BARS AT LONDON ZOO

This experience definately exceeded my expectations. We mucked out zebras and penguins and prepared food for wild pigs. But most exciting of all was the close contact with giraffe, lemurs, llamas, monkeys and tigers! Behind the scenes in the Aquarium was surprisingly fascinating.. The Keeper who looked after us was extremely knowledgable and looked after us well. We also had opportunities to talk to other Keepers. A day that I will remembeer for a long time - I might even do it again!

by Elsbells on
UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE

I received this experience as a Christmas present and booked it in February. From zoo-keeper duties like cleaning out the zebras and preparing feed for the bearded pigs to hand-feeding tigers and having a penguin attached to my shoe-laces, my most fabulous highlight had to be feeding the lemurs... you sit in their enclosure and they jump all over you grasping your fingers while shovelling grapes down their furry necks - such a surreal, amazing moment. Myself and the other 2 keepers-for-a-day got to do a lot more than what was stated on the info page as well, including feeding pirannhas with a behind scene tour of the aquariu!! I would state to anyone who was interested - just do it! You would not regret it!

£299

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What You Get

Included in your awesome zoo keeper for a day experience: 

  • Go behind the scenes at a world famous zoo
  • 7 marvellous hours as a zoo keeper
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments
  • Meet giraffes, primates and penguins & more
  • Feed & care for your favourite animals
  • Free t-shirt, certificate and gift bag
  • Free car parking
  • 20% off zoo entry tickets for friends on the day

 

 £299

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Need to Know

Things to know, before you go:

  • Voucher valid for 10 months, for 1 person.
  • Experience runs on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Experience runs 8:45 am to 3:45 pm.
  • Participants will be in a group of up to 5 people.
  • Minimum age 16 years.
  • Participants should wear practical clothes suited to outdoors.
  • Sturdy boots should be worn suitable for muddy conditions.
  • Not suitable for those that are pregnant or who have given birth within the the previous 6 months.

 

 £299

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Reviews

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 3 reviews
by Plymouth Eden on
ZSL London Zoo keeper for the day - AMAZING !!!!

I've just come back from being a zoo keeper for the day at ZSL London Zoo. What an amazing experience and what life long memories. I first went here 5 years ago as a normal guest and loved it then. Seeing all the improvements was great, they really work hard at enhancing and changing their enclosures for the animals.

I was given this experience as a Christmas present and could not be more happy with the day. As a total animal lover the day spending with the animals got me completely potty ! ( I'm a 30 year old man) so trying to contain my excitement was difficult, though I need not fear as the rest of my group were equally excited, well almost. Mick the zoo's senior keeper was our guide for the day and was more than amazing, he made the day for all of us, a great people person as well as obviously an animal person.

We swept the zebra enclosure, saw behind the scenes in the aquarium, feeding some of the large fish with locus and earth worms which was very interesting. We also spent time in the penguin exhibit which was really lovely, helping to clean their environment and walking around with them.
I hand fed the giraffes, lemurs, meerkats, colobus monkeys, bearded pigs, and helped prepare the bearded pigs dinner. That required us to look at their menu and collect all the fruit and veg and chop it up according to their menu, very cool ! We also went in with the ten coatis they have there and whilst sitting down they were fed some food. This got them very excited and they started to use us as a climbing frame. I could have spent a few hours with them, all climbing over me and being so inquisitive, I was beaming from ear to ear ! We also got information about all the animals which we passed, the listed buildings in the park and conservation which the keepers do both in the zoo and around the world, so much more than I ever imagined.

We were provided morning and afternoon drinks and snacks as well as lunch. With secure lockers for our belongings and a nice t-shirt which we wore over our jumpers/shirts.

This really was an amazing experience and all the staff were so kind and informative to us.
Again huge huge thanks to Mick, your enthusiasm, care and kindness to us and the animals shone through the day and it was amazing to spend the day with you.
I have life long memories and well as a few hundred photos to remember the day and I still cant stop smiling ! I will be back in the next few years, though as a normal paying guest.

by CG on
BEHIND THE BARS AT LONDON ZOO

This experience definately exceeded my expectations. We mucked out zebras and penguins and prepared food for wild pigs. But most exciting of all was the close contact with giraffe, lemurs, llamas, monkeys and tigers! Behind the scenes in the Aquarium was surprisingly fascinating.. The Keeper who looked after us was extremely knowledgable and looked after us well. We also had opportunities to talk to other Keepers. A day that I will remembeer for a long time - I might even do it again!

by Elsbells on
UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE

I received this experience as a Christmas present and booked it in February. From zoo-keeper duties like cleaning out the zebras and preparing feed for the bearded pigs to hand-feeding tigers and having a penguin attached to my shoe-laces, my most fabulous highlight had to be feeding the lemurs... you sit in their enclosure and they jump all over you grasping your fingers while shovelling grapes down their furry necks - such a surreal, amazing moment. Myself and the other 2 keepers-for-a-day got to do a lot more than what was stated on the info page as well, including feeding pirannhas with a behind scene tour of the aquariu!! I would state to anyone who was interested - just do it! You would not regret it!

£299

What to expect on your Zoo Keeper Day

A once in a lifetime experience, at a world famous zoo is what you can expect from a ZSL London Zoo Keeper Day! Instead of seeing all of your favourite animals from a distance, this special day makes it possible for you to muck in with actual zoo keepers and see the inner workings of a zoo. And where better but at one of the oldest conservation parks in the UK?

 

Zoo keeping as you can imagine involves feeding and caring for all of the animals in a park. As some of the animals that you will encounter can be dangerous the first part of your zoo keeping day will be to get a safety briefing. During the briefing you will also be given an outline of the day ahead and meet the zoo keeper(s) who will be looking after you and any other ‘trainees’ in attendance. Also you will most likely be given overalls to wear (although they do say to bring practical outdoor clothing with you) as zoo keeping can be mucky work, and you will be expected to get your hands dirty, because in order to feed animals (what many think of as a highlight of this experience) the enclosures they live in need to be cleaned first. But don’t worry this isn’t a hard labour camp, it’s just part of making the experience as authentic as possible, and joining in with what an actual zoo keeper has to do during their day.

 

Once you have been briefed and you have debriefed yourself into some overalls as well…there is no time to waste, as zoo keeping is busy work! You’ll learn how to prepare the foods for various fussy eaters, you’ll also get a chance to be involved in enrichment activities the animals are provided with and possibly even help devise some new ones, and you will muck out enclosures but then also have the delightful experience of getting up close to your favourites and feeding them. At some point during all of this, you will be provided with refreshments and lunch and at the end of the day you will be presented with an exclusive Keeper For A Day t-shirt. This is an amazing day for any animal lover, something they will always remember.

London Zoo Keeper for a Day Experience Montage Owl
London Zoo Keeper for a day experience - baby tapir
London Zoo Keeper for a day experience montage - giraffes

About the Zoo

Owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), ZSL London Zoo is one of the world’s most famous zoos. One reason for its fame is that it is the world’s oldest scientific zoo and first opened in 1828, and to the public in 1847. It is home to over 17,000 animals and 750 species, including primates, big cats, penguins, hippos, giraffes, birds and so much more. It currently has 18 animal specific shows on during the day, and is open every day of the year except Christmas day. It has a cafe, kiosk and restaurant so visitors never need to go hungry. An awesome place to immerse yourself in a  zoo keeping experience!

ZSL London Zoo Keeper For A Day Experience

Where It’s At

The zoo is located in Regent’s Park, London and is a 20 minute walk from Regent’s Park Station, a 15 minute walk from Camden Station and can be accessed by the 274 Bus from Baker Street Station (or a 30 minute walk).  It can also be accessed via the Regent’s Park Tube station (Bakerloo Line) or Baker Street Station (Jubilee, Bakerloo & Metropolitan lines).

Finding The Best Price

Because we specialise in just Zoo, Safari Park and Wildlife Park experiences we are able to find you the lowest prices from a wide range of well known online gift stores. We scan these stores regularly for their latest prices and offers and will always recommend the lowest priced vouchers on our sales pages. When you make your decision on which zoo keeper experience day is for you, we will transfer you directly to the sales carts or information pages of these stores, so that you can make your purchase. Alternatively, if you would like to browse all of the zoo and other animal keeper experiences available from all of the Big 5 online gift stores, visit our ‘Latest Deals‘ listing. This will show you in a comparison table the prices for our Zoo Keeper for a day experiences from all five of the online stores.

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