Keeper For A Day

£300.00

Description

Spend the day in the life of a Jersey Zoo keeper. Get your wellies on for this amazing opportunity to be an animal keeper for the day. From cleaning enclosures to helping with feeding times, this experience offers a unique way of getting to know our animals and the exciting work our keepers do. This experience will last from 08:30 until 16:30 with one and a half hours of breaks. 

During your experience as a ‘keeper for a day’ you will be able to: 

  • Work alongside our experienced animal keepers on their daily routine from 8.30am to 4.30pm (finish may be earlier during the winter) 
  • Help clean out the animal enclosures 
  • Prepare the animals food and help assist the keepers at feeding time 
  • Go behind the scenes in different animal areas 
  • Find out how we keep our animals stimulated 
  • Gain a unique insight into the lives of our exotic animals here in Jersey 
  • Develop your understanding of how the work we do in the zoo links to the conservation of threatened species in the wild 

 

Booking: 

This amazing experience is only available for a limited number of days each month (between October and April), so we advise booking early. To check availability in advance, or to book after completing your purchase, please email experiences@durrell.org or call 01534 860052 

Please note: 

  • Members are eligible for a 10% discount on Animal Experience purchases. To claim your discount please purchase your experience by phone by calling the Experiences team on 01534 860052
  • This experience is for a maximum of one person and includes admission to the zoo 
  • This encounter is suitable for adults only (18 and over) 
  • Please book your ‘Keeper for a Day’ experience a minimum of 4 -6 weeks in advance 
  • Your visit may be altered at short notice should animal welfare concerns be raised 
  • Certain aspects of the animal routine may be excluded in line with Health and Safety regulations 
  • Whilst we will endeavour to meet your requests, the animal departments visited as ‘Keeper for a Day’ are subject to availability 
  • Animal handling is not permitted 
  • Proximity and contact with the animals are at the keeper’s discretion on the day 
  • Cancellation with fewer than 7 days' notice will incur a 100% cancellation fee 
  • We may use the details you enter during the purchasing process, to contact you about the experience afterwards
  • The ‘Keeper for a Day’ package is valid for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase
  • Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality this cannot always be achieved.  Please contact the team at experiences@durrell.org for advice before purchasing any of our experiences