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Junior Zookeeper

Zookeeper 4 A Day

Experience the life of a professional Zookeeper for a day. Learn about animal husbandry, feeding, animal handling, and captive breeding. Get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils, Koalas, Quolls, and so much more. Zookeeper 4 A Day; a unique, unforgettable, hands on experience, only at Peel Zoo.

The Peel Zookeeper 4 A Day program makes for a great gift, or school holiday treat. Book now or ask about our Gift Certificates.

Junior Zookeeper, Olivia, finding time for an intimate moment with Rusty the Koala, during her Zookeeper 4 A Day experience at Peel Zoo.

Zoo 4 Who?

The Peel Zookeeper 4 A Day program is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts from 8 to 16 years of age. Of course, it’s not just age that makes you suitable to be a Zookeeper. You also need to be brave, hard working, and responsible. After all, you’ll be dealing with all sorts of wild animals. Some fly, some slither, and some, if you don’t treat them with respect, might just bite. So, being a Zookeeper isn’t for the faint-hearted. But, it could just be the best experience of your life.

Participants may be placed in groups relative to their age and experience.

Junior Zookeepers, Mickey, Pheonix, Lulu, and Olivia, working with Zoologist Bronte and Cleo the Dingo.

Zoo 4 U

For all intents and purposes, the Peel Zookeeper 4 A Day program opens up our Zoo for you. That’s right. If you’re lucky enough to get in to one of the limited places available, we’ll open doors for you that other members of the public never get to step through. So, take advantage of the offer. This experience is rare indeed.

To Do At The Zoo

There’s always heaps to do at the Zoo and it’s often quite unplanned. Nature can be surprising like that. One minute you might be bottle feeding baby Tasmanian Devils, the next you could be holding a 3.5 metre Olive Python. Regardless of what nature throws up, what we can plan for our Junior Zookeepers is an unbelievable day.

Junior Zookeeper, Reece, eye to eye with Shiloh the Dingo.

Junior Zookeepers can look forward to some hands on work with the team at Peel Zoo. That work can include animal handling, husbandry, and feeding, as well as experiencing and learning about the captive breeding of endangered species. In general, the opportunity of being a Junior Zookeeper at Peel Zoo gives children a greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for the world around us.

U & Who

Peel Zoo only accepts 5 Junior Zookeepers on each day the program is open. That means places are limited, but those who get in will experience everything the Zoo has to offer. No one misses out.

To make a booking, we recommend that you ring the Zoo (08 9531 4322), to check available dates. We can process credit card payments over the phone. However, the booking form does need to be signed by a parent or guardian prior to the Junior Zookeeper starting their zoo adventure.

Getting To

It’s easy getting to Peel Zoo. We’re in Pinjarra, which is about 20km inland of Mandurah. Have a quick look at our Getting Here page for a map and details of how to find us.

Priced To Woo

The Peel Zookeeper 4 A Day program is priced to be affordable. In fact, it’s excellent value for money. Participants not only enjoy all the hands on activities involved with being a Junior Zookeeper, they also receive a cool Zookeeper 4 A Day T-shirt, cap, and certificate, as well as lunch on the day. All this, plus memories for a lifetime, and it’s only $165 (gst inc) per child, per day.

Zookeeper 4 A Day is available most days of the year, as long as there are 2 children booked.

Please call the Zoo (08 9531 4322) to check Junior Zookeeper availabilities.

Summer Heat Check

Due to the dangers of extreme heat for animals and children alike, we reserve the right to postpone the Junior Zookeeper program on hot Summer days. We will contact all participants at least 24 hours before their booking to notify them of our decision. The decision to postpone will be based on a forecast of 35° celsius, and over, for the town of Pinjarra, by the Bureau of Meteorology. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope you appreciate our safety concerns.