Keeper Academy

Providing the practical experience to pursue a career with animals

Our Keeper Academy is a course for young people aged 15-17 years old. The course will run over 5 days from 10.30am - 3.00pm, including theory sessions on working with different exotic species as well as over 5 sessions of practical experience with a range of zoo animals including invertebrates reptiles, primates, large mammals and elephants.

The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career with animals and require practical experience to enhance their application. Those who wish to become vets, vet nurses, zookeepers or complete other animal based studies will benefit from this exciting new course.

Supported at all times by our education team, students receive an evidence portfolio of their work and a certificate of completion.

This price includes a discount card for the shop and cafe that can be used on course days. On the last day of the course there is a Graduation where participants will receive their certificate and have four zoo entry tickets that can be used for family and friends.

Due to COVID-19 we have suspended all sales and bookings of Courses at this time.