Elephant Keeper Experience

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Join our expert elephant keepers for a truly VIP experience as you spend the morning finding out exactly what it takes to care for these magnificent mammals.

Price: From £240 for one + £120 per additional participant
Duration: 2 hours
Age: You must be at least 12 years old to participate in this experience.

Experience includes

Due to the situation with COVID-19 we have taken the decision to suspend all sales and bookings of Animal Experiences at this time. If you have a current booking, you will be contacted if it needs to be postponed.  Please keep checking back as we will open sales again once we have capacity to take new bookings, this will be later in the year.

For anyone with a currently unbooked voucher, we will be looking to extend your expiry date once we are accepting bookings again. Further information will be emailed to you when you are able to book again. Thank you for your understanding.

Delve deeper into Project Elephant as you learn about the different elements of the program, from elephant care to conservation and breeding. Your morning will start with a behind the scenes tour of Base Camp before helping keepers with their morning elephant care routine and health checks – which could include foot care, taking their temperature and moisturising their tails among other things. You’ll then be helping keepers with their daily cleaning and habitat management jobs, including setting up and distributing enrichment for the day.   

We only accept one booking per slot, so your experience will be exclusive to you… and your friend if you can bring yourself to share! All activities are done through a protective barrier and you will not be in the same enclosed area as the elephant at any time during the experience.

Each experience lasts for about two hours and you will be free to enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. You’ll also get a complimentary car park pass, lunch, certificates and a Blackpool Zoo souvenir.

Specific Terms & Conditions

  • You must be at least 12 years old to participate in this experience.
  • Maximum 2 participants per experience.
  • Unfortunately, this experience is not suitable for wheelchair users, pregnant women or people with epilepsy.
  • Please click here for full terms and conditions for all Animal Experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Option 1 - Book a Date

Already got a date in mind? You can book and pay for your experience online. Please note - Spaces are available starting from February 2020.

 

Option 2 - Buy as a Gift

If you're looking to buy this experience as a gift for someone special, you can purchase an undated gift voucher and let them choose their own date. 

 

 

 

 

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Children under three are free!

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Visitor numbers will be limited each day and everyone, including members, will need to book online to guarantee entry. Please ensure your choose the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and dates can not be changed.

Groups of more than 6 visitors will not be permitted to enter the zoo unless all 6 are from the same household.

A face mask or face covering must be worn in all indoor areas of the zoo unless you declare that you have a government listed exemption or are under the age of 11. You may be refused admission if you attempt to visit the zoo without a face covering and don’t declare an exemption.

You can find out everything we're doing to keep our visitors, staff and animals safe here.