We have all visited zoos as adults and children, possibly with our parents. However, what is it like to be a zookeeper for a day? Is it something you always wanted to do but never got around to?

Maybe you should put this on your bucket list of things to do. Read on for further details.


The Experience of Zookeeping

Many zoos, such as Dudley, offer the public the chance to work with rare and endangered species for a day. This is part of a programme to educate adults about what it is like to deal with an extensive range of species throughout the zoo.

Participants are usually expected to be at least 14 years old, and anyone who undertakes such an experience will work alongside a professional zookeeper.

The fees charged for the day help to fund conservation efforts and contribute to the overall costs of maintaining the zoo.

The package deal will usually consist of the following:

  • A day working alongside zookeepers and exotic animals
  • The cost of admission to the zoo
  • A souvenir gift
  • One guest admission ticket which pays for a friend or family member
  • A voucher redeemable for lunch at the zoo

The packages average around £195.00 for one person and £245.00 for two.


Why not start today?

So, the visit lets you get close to several rare and exotic animals, and you can also enjoy the experience of feeding and caring for them. Where else are you going to get the opportunity to spend time with a rhinoceros, elephant, or other species such as penguins, ostriches, and sea lions?

Maybe you have a favourite animal that you always wanted to experience a close encounter with? This can be arranged by the zoo during your visit since individual preferences will be taken into account by your hosts.

So if you like animals and care about zoos and conservation, book your place now. One less thing on your bucket list!



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