Opening times

10:30 am on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Type of place
Habitat
Area
Pink zone
Status
Open
Facilities

Disability carers have access free of charge to support their participant. Unfortunately, wheelchair access is not available for this experience. Please see below for more information.

Step into the boots of a zookeeper and experience exactly what it's like to look after our biggest animals at the Zoo day to day! 

What to Expect

On arrival, you will be greeted by our team who will take you across to our grade listed Giraffe House and introduce you to our resident giraffes and let you experience exactly what it's like to be a giraffe keeper.

Brooms and rakes in hand, you will get mucked in, helping to clean out one of their dens. Prepare some of their food for the day, and if you're lucky, the giraffes may come over for a feed! Be prepared to be awed by their size.

Please note, that whilst we will create an opportunity for a hand feed, it is entirely the giraffes' choice as to whether or not they want to feed from participants and therefore cannot be guaranteed. This is entirely for the welfare and comfort of the animals.

To protect our animals, staff and visitors, please do not visit the Zoo if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, and contact us to rearrange your experience.

Two women take part in the Giraffe Keeper experience at London Zoo
Two women sweeping up during the Giraffe Keeper experience

Prices

  • From £115 for a 90 minute experience
  • NB: Tickets available until the 30 April include general admissions to the Zoo. Tickets from the 1 May 2024 must have general admission tickets purchased separately.
  • 10% discount for Gold Members, Fellows, and Patrons. Please enter your CRM ID in the Offer Code box.
  • Those with disabilities can be accompanied by an essential carer to support them during their experience. Essential carers can enter the experience area free of charge but do not take part in the experience. Should you require an essential carer please put this information in the participant information form at checkout.

Know Before You Book

  • For participants with a disability or learning difficulty, please contact on [email protected] for advice before purchasing any of our experiences.
  • Those with disabilities can be accompanied by an essential carer to support them during their experience. Essential carers can enter the experience area free of charge but do not take part in the experience. Should you require an essential carer please put this information in the participant information form at checkout.
  • Unfortunately, wheelchair access is not available for this experience due to steps and space limitations. If you are a wheelchair user and would like to book this experience, we would be happy to offer a modified version. Please email us at [email protected] to enquire.
  • Children must be at least 8 years of age to take part.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old and must also purchase a Giraffe Keeper experience ticket. There must be no more than two children per adult. 
  • You must wear appropriate closed toe footwear to take part in the experience.
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate. 
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information.

To manage your booking please visit the SEE Tickets customer service portal.

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