Become a zookeeper for a day


Meet the animals at London Zoo and learn how to take care of penguins, meerkats and more.

The Keeper for a Day experience at ZSL London Zoo gives you the opportunity to find out exactly what it takes to look after animals such as penguins, meerkats, primates and giraffes.

You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness for this unique London day out, as you’ll be required to get up close with the animals, as well as muck out their places of residence!

Your zookeeper day-in-the-life experience will be a full day of fun and includes a host of extras, such as discounts on spectator tickets for family and friends to visit on the day.

There is also a junior version available, which involves tickling a pig and meeting a monkey.

London Zoo will reopen on the 15th June. Keeper talks and animal experiences will not run for the time being, and indoor enclosures will remain closed. There will be a limited number of tickets on sale to ensure social distancing. Please check the website below for opening times and more details.

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