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What does a zoo keeper’s day really involve?

Zoos Victoria is a place full of passionate conservationists committed to providing a safe place for species in the future, with over 120 zoo keepers employed to ensure world-class welfare and care is provided to our native Australian, exotic and endangered animals.

These school holidays you can discover what it’s like to work at Werribee Open Range Zoo and become a Keeper for a Day!

Heading behind-the-scenes, you will get a hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a zoo keeper as you take part in the many duties our keepers undertake on a daily basis, including animal enrichment and exhibit maintenance.

You will get to see our animals up close, speak with our keepers about their jobs and experience and head on a special safari tour across the savannah.

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. Book today by calling 1300 966 784.

Keeper for a Day is designed for secondary school students who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo.

Are you ready for the smell, sweat and of course, fun of it all?!

Event details

Book now
9:30am to 3:30pm
9, 11 and 15 January, 2018
Werribee Open Range Zoo

$115.00 per participant  
$103.50 for Zoo members

For Year 7 to 12 students. Covered shoes must be worn. All participants must agree to follow Zoo educator instructions.
What to bring 
Your own morning tea, lunch, water bottle and Digital Device to capture the moment.

Please call (03) 9340 2788 to reserve your place.

  • Payment is required at time of booking.
  • Strictly limited numbers
  • Bookings are not refundable