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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 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.

You’ll get involved with feeding and cleaning our goats and tamarins. You will then get the chance to feed our noisy family of otters, before being given the choice of meeting the cloud rats or the potoroo. There will also be the chance to meet Mr. Pickles our friendly fallow deer, feed the meerkats, capybara, tapir, rhea and ducks, before seeing our male wallabies.

– A full-on day as a zoo keeper
– Get fully involved in the feeding and care of a variety of animals
– Learn about all the different species
– Enjoy lunch in the Jaguar Restaurant
– Get a certificate of your achievement

This experience runs from 10am to 3pm and 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.

To discuss available dates, please call 01752 837645 or email our team to confirm availability before purchasing. Please note, due to popular demand, some of our experiences may have a waiting time.


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.