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Bristol Zoo - Keeper for a Day

Become a zoo keeper Bristol Zoo, taking care of reptiles, monkeys, birds, insects and much more!

Price for 1 participant

Ever wondered how a zoo keeper spends their day? The Bristol Zoo Keeper for a Day experience is the perfect day out for any animal lovers, and is a great chance to find out more about exactly what is involved in caring for the animals at the award winning Bristol Zoo. Throughout the day, you will have the chance to get up-close and personal with some of the 400 species at Bristol Zoo.

Feeding, cleaning and animal enrichment will feature throughout the day, and your Zoo Keeper experience will see you work in four primary and varied settings. Your day will include working in the Bristol Zoo ectotherm, where you will be shown how to care for the animals in the aquarium, the reptiles, the Butterfly Forest and Bug World. At the Presentations setting, you will meet the fur seals which call Bristol Zoo their home. Another one of the settings will have you interacting with the primates, where you will be able to observe first-hand many of the behavioural similarities we share with other primate species. During your time with the mammals, you will also visit Zona Brazil, where many species from the threatened rainforests of Brazil are kept, including Goeldi monkeys. Bristol Zoo Birds is another one of the exciting settings of your day, where you will be given the opportunity to feed the penguins, interact with all the birds on site, and explore the animal food stores.

This unique experience will not see you walk home empty handed either. Before finishing your day as a Zoo Keeper, you will be given souvenir gifts, including a specially designed fleece, guidebook and a complimentary guest ticket for Bristol Zoo, valid for a friend or family member on the day of your experience. So, if you have ever found yourself wondering what it takes to be a Zoo Keeper, or would simply like the opportunity to get up-close with the animals of Bristol Zoo, this experience is not one to miss!


Minimum Age: 16

Keepers must be physically fit with no severe health problems. Every effort will be made to cater for participants with disabilities, though this may not always be possible.
Animal keeping in Bristol Zoo will last for 8 hours.

Start: 08:45
Finish: 16:45

Lunch is included in the price.
Due to the nature of the Bristol Zoo animal keeper experience, spectators are unfortunately not permitted. However, this ticket also includes entry for one other person to the Zoo, so a guest can enjoy the animals whilst you are taking part in the experience.
The Bristol Zoo Keeper experience is available on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays - from 08:45 - 16:45.
Uniforms will be provided by the Zoo, but please wear wellies on the day.
This animal keeper experience is not affected by the weather conditions.
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Question: Do you visit each zoo setting in a particular order or are they random?
Answer: The order of the zoo setting visits will vary depending on which day you attend. One experience may start with the Bristol Zoo Birds, and on another day it might start in the Butterfly Forest!

Question: Is lunch provided in the Bristol Zoo - Keeper for a Day?
Answer: Lunch is provided with the Bristol Zoo - Keeper for a Day.

Question: Can the guest use the complimentary guest ticket on the same day as the recipient takes part in the Bristol Zoo - Keeper for a Day?
Answer: Whilst the lucky recipient is taking their Bristol Zoo - Keeper for a Day experience, one guest can enjoy a complimentary ticket to get into the zoo.

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