London Zoo — Be a zoo keeper for a day

Address:
, 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 -- Monday to Friday during the school holidays only (9.15 AM to 12.45 PM)
Tickets & Cost:
Adult version £280
Junior version (11-15) £170
See for more information about the adult version, and for the junior version
Telephone:
The contact number for London Zoo is +44 (0) 344 225 1826
Minicabs:
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Buses:
The following bus routes go near London Zoo: 274, C2
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Trains:
Baker Street (30 min walk, or 274 bus), Camden Town (15 min walk), Regent’s Park (20 min walk)
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Craig’ London blog> Craig’s London Zoo review  I’ve written a review and posted some photos on my blog

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? If you're hoping to get a job with animals one day, then this is a total no-brainer.

This interesting experience will allow you to get close to some of London Zoo's most popular animals, giving you with a look at what it's really like to work inside the enclosures.

Typical events throughout the day will include feeding and mucking out the giraffes, penguins, giant tortoises, meerkats and primates. The junior version will visit the giraffes, monkeys, llamas and pigs. Obviously you won't be able to get close to all of the animals (...but would you really want to hand-feed a gorilla?), so of the animals that you can't get near, you will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at their enclosures instead.

This is very much a hands-on experience, so you must be reasonably fit. You will also be getting very close to the animals, so expect to get a bit dirty. Your group will consist of around five people, and you will be kitted out in overalls before being assigned to an experienced zookeeper.

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 instead. You might also like to try volunteering at Spitalfields City Farm. They don't have any zoo animals there -- there are no lions or tigers, just farmyard animals like pigs and chickens -- but it has the advantage of being free.

Craig has never actually tried being a zoo keeper (he's not brave enough, fit enough, or rich enough!), but he has written a big review of London Zoo itself, which you might like to read before you go.

 

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