Shadow a Keeper at Ark Wildlife Park
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Shadow a Keeper at Ark Wildlife Park


In a nutshell

  • Behind the scenes tour
  • Enjoy up close animal encounters
  • Explore the park afterwards
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Give a budding zoologist the chance to trial one of the most sought after jobs in the world by shadowing an Ark Wildlife Keeper for the day. They’ll discover what life is really like as a zookeeper with an extensive behind the scenes tour around the premises, up close encounters with a wide range of animals and assisting the specialist keeper with grooming and feeding. This hands on experience is sure to provide keen animal enthusiasts with a unique insight into the reality of what goes on at the UK’s only rescue zoo.

Before the shadowing session begins at 11am, the keeper in training will be asked to fill out a health and safety disclaimer before getting down to business. Then it’s time to prepare lunch for some of the residents, including the skunks, meerkats and reptiles. As well as an in depth tour and chance to get up close to some of the planet’s most intriguing animals, the visitor will also receive a light lunch such as a sandwich or bap and a soft drink once they have built up an appetite. The remainder of the day can be spent exploring Art Wildlife Park alongside another animal enthusiast and learning more about the curious characters which call the park home.

Key features

When can I go?

This experience is available Monday to Friday on selected dates,, throughout the year.

How long will my experience last?

This experience will last approximately 3 hours, you will receive entry to the zoo all day.

How many people is this experience for?

This experience is for one person.

What else do I need to know?

The minimum age for this experience is 16 years old.

A general level of fitness is required to take part in this experience.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

We can’t control the weather!

This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.


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