NEW for winter 2017 - a couples/ pairs Africa keeper for a day experience.
It's an 8.30 am start as 2 people can join our team of Africa keepers, roll up your sleeves,wack on your wellies and spend the morning shadowing one of our highly trained animal carers. Join our friendly, knowledgeable keepers behind the scenes as you get hands on and spend your day helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up! Who best to learn from than the keepers themselves....
What animals will I work with
Gain an insight into care and meet our resident animals - rhinos, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest up close and personal as you learn about how we maintain the best standards of health and welfare. Learn about the diets helping keep them in tip-top condition as you help the keeper with the feeding regime and the varying personalities of the members of our resident “tower or crash”. Find out how we keep them entertained, interested and alert with enrichment programs which mimic their natural habitats (you may even get to help us create enrichment goodies!)
What hours will I work?
The day will start at 8.30am when following a safety briefing you will be met by your “keeper for the day” and will finish (animals permitting!) at 1.00. After which time you are free to spend the rest of the day in the zoo.
You can make your experience extra special and join our keepers to hand feed one of the big cats.
Keepering” is a mucky job so be warned you will be expected to “muck in”, so wear suitable clothing and footwear. Safety Wellington Boots are available for loan however we must have your request and shoe size in advance!
£200.00 for 2 persons. Morning drink, is included in the price and also includes a feeding wristband which enables you to have a go at hand feeding giraffes, penguins, lemurs in the afternoon.
Hand feed a big cat £25 is available as an add on - where you get the opportunity to join one of the carnivore keepers in one of the big cat houses to hand feed one of our big cats - an awesome experience!!
You will be sent a voucher for the experience and must contact the park to book your date. Dates fill very quickly especially weekends so the sooner you book the more chance there is of getting the date you want.
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Cumbria Zoo Company Limited are extremely proud to announce our first commitment to conservation – A project which rescues, rehabilitates, releases and protects white rhinos in the wild. “It is a harsh reality that rhinos are on the path of extinction within many of our lifetimes.
1028 African Rhinos were lost to poaching in 2017 that is the equivalent of 3 rhinos each day! In just a decade, more than 7,245 African Rhinos have been lost to poaching. Safari Zoo are proud to announce sponsorship of “Arthur the Brave” in association with Care for the Wild Rhino Orphanage. Your £1 donation goes in its entirety to the project.