25 March 2014
We'll take the kids off your hands and let them run wild these school holidays when our Zoo Keeper for a Day program returns. If your kids love animals and have always wanted to spend the day behind-the-scenes with our wildlife - then we've got a program for you!
Our Zoo Keeper for a Day program is open to those aged 7 - 15 years of age, with a few different options available. Keen keepers aged from 7 - 10 years old can join our Khaki Discovery program, where you can scrub the shells of our ‘teenage' Aldabran tortoises, Igloo and Goliath. These guys are just 37 year-old, and expected to exceed 100 years of age - so they are on school holidays too!
Hand feed our cute camels, meet our wombats and experience our giraffes from new heights with our recently announced giraffe feeding platform. At the latter, you can feed our gorgeous giraffe Forrest his favourite foods of acacia leaves and carrots, and you may even be lucky enough to steal a kiss!
Those aged between 11 - 15 years old will love going behind closed doors with our cheeky lemurs in the Khaki Extreme program. This one is really special as our lemurs are off-display at the zoo - so it's a real treat to be able to meet and greet them, and get your photo snapped in the process! This program also includes echidna enrichment, feeding time with our rainforest aviary birds, and a behind-the-scenes look at where our rhinos sleep.
We've also got a Khaki Sensory program that has been specifically designed for those that, due to physical capabilities, may not be able to take part in our other programs. This one runs upon request and is open to kids of all ages. Have our informative keepers come to you and your carer with an array of wildlife and learn all about the animals in the process! From scaly and slippery to furry or feathered - it's a wildly personalised experience.
So you're about as excited as one of our leaping lemurs, but you're wondering what's included? You'll get hands-on with a huge selection of wildlife, lunch fit for a busy zoo keeper, and an Australia Zoo gift pack that includes your very own professional snap with one of our animals. It's a full-on day and bound to confirm what you probably suspected, we really do have the best jobs ever at Australia Zoo!
Spots are limited and book up quickly. Secure your role as a keeper today: https://www.australiazoo.com.au/education/zoo-keeper-for-a-day/
Entered our Facebook giveaway? You can win a pass for Zoo Keeper for a Day these school holidays, as well as admission for a family of four (2 adults and 2 kids) just by telling us in 25 words why you'd like to win! Comment your answer on this newsletter and be sure to share our Facebook post to go in the draw. The winner will be notified on Facebook on April 4 - just in time for school holidays! *Ticket subject to availability on chosen date. The Zoo Keeper for a Day program will run from April 5 - 21, 2014
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