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Zookeeper for a day at Whipsnade zoo

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Dunstable, Dunstable, England
+44 344 225 1826
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Keeper for a day

This was a truly amazing experience full of information about conservation as well as hands on... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
ladygnomes
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Leighton, United Kingdom
Christmas present

I really don't know where to start with this, the most amazing fantastic experience you will ever... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
kateld123
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

This was a truly amazing experience full of information about conservation as well as hands on interaction. We were on the go for the whole day. Our guide keeper was both knowledgeable and friendly and happy to answer any questionsMore

Thank ladygnomes
Management response:Responded 4 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience. I'm glad to hear that you found the day full of information as well as hand's on activities and that your host keeper knowledgeable and friendly. I will make...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I really don't know where to start with this, the most amazing fantastic experience you will ever have. If you are undecided about this trust me just go for it it's worth every single penny. We fed elephants, giraffe, rhino and many more. Our keeper...More

Thank kateld123
Management response:Responded 4 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed feeding our Elephants, Rhinos and Giraffes and found Crystal to be an excellent host. I will make sure that your comments are...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Best day ever, highly recommend it, a must do for anyone who loves animals. The whole day was really well organised and planned, the keeper was sooo full of knowledge, I learnt a lot. It was also very relaxed, a truly enjoyable day. Meeting and...More

Thank Dowie66
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience. I'm glad to hear that you found the day well organised and the keeper knowledgeable. It's great to hear that you learnt a lot and that this has inspired...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

My partner bought me this experience as a birthday present and really had no idea what to expect. The day itself was amazing, we got to see a range of different animals and do a variety of activities from poo scooping, enrichment and feeding. A...More

Thank 242soph
Management response:Responded 20 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience. I'm glad to hear that you found the range of activities and encounters enjoyable. With regards to your comments about your partner following the group around we will make...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Fabulous day (8.45-4) caring and feeding the animals. Varied, interesting and exciting. Take a camera for some fantastic shots.More

Thank Deb A
Management response:Responded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience. I'm glad to hear that you found the activities interesting and varied, and I hope that you got some memorable photographs. I would like to thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

My niece and I spent the day at Whipsnade Zoo as Zoo Keepers for the Day. Lets just say the experience took our breath away. Sian, the Keeper who was with us all day was absolutely lovely, she has a wealth of experience and was...More

Thank Sharon B
Management response:Responded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience so extensively. I'm so glad to hear that Sian took really good care of you all and that you enjoyed all the different activities that you got to take...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Sharn was brilliant, and made me feel confident to do everything and there is so much to rave about.. it is worth very penny. I am not fit but embraced all of the experiences even though the mucking out for me was tough. You quickly...More

1  Thank suesunshine1966
Management response:Responded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience so extensively. I'm so glad to hear that Sian made you all feel confident to take part in the different activities and that you enjoyed all the different activities...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

It was a fantastic day that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in animals, we did some mucking out of rhino and elephant enclosures, helped construct toys for enrichment, fed a wide range of animals - from rhino, elephant, giraffe and lions to...More

Thank africasue
Management response:Responded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience so extensively. I'm thrilled to hear that your host was very knowledgeable and willing to share her experiences and that you found the lunch delicious. I would like to...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful behind the scenes view and honest appreciation of what it takes to be the parents of over 100 species of animals and 1000+ individual inhabitants on the hill at whipsnade. Cristal made it easy, and our sunny and full on day made it breathless....More

Thank Jonathan C
Management response:Responded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience so extensively. I'm thrilled to hear that Crystal made the day easy and that you found the whole day excellent value for money. I would like to thank you...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing day at Whipsnade zoo bring a keeper for the day. Started at 8.45 with a great breakfast and a talk on what we would be doing. Then alongside 4 other keepers for the day and our 'real' keeper Crystal we set off...More

Thank Tandemania
Management response:Responded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Keeper for a Day experience so extensively. I'm thrilled to hear that you found Crystal a superb host and that you loved meeting Hugo among all the other activities that you took part in....More

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Linda P
26 September 2017|
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Response from Experiencesmanager | Property representative |
The experience runs April-October on weekdays. It cost £295 per person and includes the following: A variety of animal encounters and mucking out activities Led by a friendly and experienced Zoo Keeper Host Complimentary... More
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Linda P
26 September 2017|
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Response from Experiencesmanager | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We do not offer a Junior Keeper for a Day experience at Whipsnade however we do run this at ZSL London Zoo. You can find more information about this on our website.
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Terri C
30 May 2016|
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Response from Pollyann321 | Reviewed this property |
You just get excited it's one of the best days out you will ever have, I fed rhinos , mucked out Rhinos and chimps, ( rhinos do a lot of poo ! ) fed sloth bears, had meer cats on my knee, fed a lion ( meat on the end of a... More
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