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Keeper for a Day (for two people)


You’ll be working alongside our expert zoo keeping team caring for a wide variety of species. You’ll learn about animal diet and nutrition, husbandry and our comprehensive training and enrichment programmes that keep our animals healthy and happy.

This is a very hands-on experience starting at 8:30am and running to 1pm, so be prepared for a bit of hard work and dress appropriately. But don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to take some memorable photos both during and after.

You’ll get involved with feeding and cleaning our goats, tapir and meeting our meerkats. You will then get the chance to feed our noisy family of otters, plus the chance to enjoy a bug and reptile session.

– A full-on experience as a zoo keeper
– Get fully involved in the feeding and care of a variety of animals
– Learn about all the different species
– Enjoy a hot drink and slice of cake in the Jaguar Restaurant
– Inclusive of Zoo entry

This experience is only available to those aged 16 years old or more.

Please be advised that this experience does not include any involvement in our big cat or carnivore section. To work with those animals, you need to buy our Big Cat Keeper for the Day Experience.


This experience is available to book on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Dates are available up to 6 months in advance.

To discuss dates, please call 01752 837645 or email our team to confirm availability. Please note, due to popular demand, this experience can book up very quickly and there may be a long waiting time for the next available date.

Now more than ever, Dartmoor Zoo needs your support to help feed your favourite animals and fund conservation work here and around the world.

Your purchase makes our vital work possible and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support.

This voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.