Be a Zoo Keeper for a day, at London Zoo

Address:
London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London 51.535718 -0.155733
Dates & Time:
Adult version -- Monday to Friday all year round (8.45 AM to 3.45 PM)
Junior version -- During the school holidays only (9.15 AM to 1 PM)
Tickets & Cost:
Adult version £280
Junior version (11-15) £170
See zsl.org for more information about the adult version, and zsl.org for the junior version
Telephone:
The contact number for London Zoo is +44 (0) 344 225 1826
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near London Zoo
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near London Zoo
Buses:
The following bus routes go near London Zoo: 274, C2
London bus fares 2016
Trains:
Baker Street (30 min walk, or 274 bus), Camden Town (15 min walk), Regent’s Park (20 min walk)
London train fares 2016
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Read The London Craig blog> Craig’s review of London Zoo  I’ve been here before. Check out my London blog for a review, with photos

If you love animals and you've got money to burn (it's 280 quid!), then why not become a zoo keeper for a day?

This amazing experience will allow you to get up close and personal with some of the London Zoo's most popular animals, providing you with a unique insight into what it's like to work at London Zoo.

The group will consist of around five people, and you will be kitted out in overalls before being assigned to an experienced zookeeper.

Typical events throughout the day will include feeding and mucking out the giraffes, penguins, big cats, meerkats and primates. Obviously you won't be able to get close to all of the animals (...but would you really want to hand-feed a lion?). Of the animals that you can't get near, you will still enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at their enclosures.

This is very much a hands-on experience, and you must be reasonably fit.

If you quite like the idea of meeting the animals, but are baulking at the high price, then you might be interested in their 'meet the animals up-close' event.

Craig has never actually tried being a zoo keeper (he's not fit enough), but he has written a big review about the zoo itself, which you might like to read before you go.

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