Enter the draw to win a place as a Junior Keeper at London Zoo

Are you 11-15 years old, love wildlife, and dream of working with animals someday? Maybe you just love animals!

London Zoo is giving five young animal-enthusiasts the chance to join our team and become a Junior Keeper.

Winners will arrive before the general public and once kitted out in the Junior Keeper uniform, they will head out into the Zoo and experience different keeper tasks with a variety of animals big and small; it’s the chance to step behind-the-scenes and create some lasting memories! You can then spend the rest of the day exploring the zoo’s other 14,000+ residents.

All you need to do, is fill out the form below and answer one question

Applications close at 11.59 on 12 May 2024. Please enter the potential participant’s details in the form below. They must be aged 11-15 to take part and be accompanied on the day by an adult at least 18 years old. You must be able to travel to London Zoo on Monday 27 May 2024.

Prizes and benefits
  • There will be a total of five winners. The winners will participate in the Junior Zookeeper experience at ZSL London Zoo on Saturday 27th May 2024. All winners will be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. Both the Junior Zookeeper and parent/guardian will gain entry to ZSL London Zoo for the day on Saturday 27th May 2024. No additional tickets will be given.
  • By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions as well as ZSL London Zoo’s General Admission and Experiences Terms, which can be found here.
  • By entering the competition you agree to take part in the Junior Keeper experience, be filmed and photographed during the experience. Some stories will be shared across ZSL’s social channels, or shared with external media.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and a cash alternative is not available. ZSL reserves the right to terminate, amend or extend this promotion without incurring liability, in the event circumstances affect its ability to operate the competition. We will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses, which may arise in connection with this competition and we can cancel or alter the competition at any stage.
About the Competition
  • The competition is owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity dedicated to the protection of animals and their habitats.
  • The ‘Junior Keeper at ZSL London Zoo’ competition encourages participants to submit their favourite animal and share the answer to the question ‘if you were a zookeeper, what species would you want to look after and why?’ via the ZSL website. An adult over the age of 18 will need to enter on behalf of the participant, and submit a name, contact number and email address when submitting the answers online.
  • The competition is open to UK residents only.
  • Employees of ZSL, volunteers, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion, and their families, are not eligible to enter.
  • ZSL accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete or illegible for any reason.
  • Winners may be filmed, recorded or captured in photography for marketing or security purposes during their visit.
  • It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure they have read and adhered to the competition rules set out below and that their entry complies with ZSL’s requirements.
  • Any entry found not to comply with the competition rules will be disqualified.
  • The decision of ZSL on all matters relating to the competition is final and binding. No negotiation will be considered and prizes are non-transferrable.
How to enter
  • The competition is open to entrants aged 11 to 15 years old but submissions must be made by adults aged 18 years or over.
  • • Enter by submitting an answer to the question by 11.59pm on 12th May 2024.
  • Entrants will answer the following questions:
    • Name of Parent or guardian
    • Contact email of parent or guardian
    • Contact number of parent or guardian
    • What’s your favourite animal?
    • If you were a zookeeper, what species would you want to look after, and why? (max 800 characters)
  • The competition is not open to ZSL employees, volunteers and their relatives.
  • Entries received after 12th May 2024 will not be entered into the competition.
Selecting the winner
  • The winning answers will be selected by the London Zoo press and experience teams from all the entries received. Their decisions will be final.
  • The winners will be contacted via the email address given when entering the competition. They will be given 24 hours to respond, then contacted by the number provided. If there is no answer a message will be left and they will have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond within the given timeframe, a new winner will be selected.
  • ZSL will attempt to contact the winner two times only. ZSL does not accept any responsibility if the winner is not able to take up the prize.
  • Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by ZSL.
  • ZSL shall not be responsible for entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause.
  • ZSL does not accept any liability for entries that are submitted with incorrect contact details.
Data protection
  • By entering the competition, each entrant agrees that any personal information provided by you when you enter this competition, may only be held by ZSL for the duration of the competition, and used only for the purpose of administering the competition, including the use of the winners’ telephone number and email address to directly contact them and to provide them with details of their prize.
  • If you have previously signed up to receive email communication from ZSL, or you have ticked the box to sign up whilst entering the competition, ZSL will retain and use your data in line with our privacy policy.
Governing Law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.