Shadow a Zookeeper Experiences

Shadow a Zoo Keeper

If you're crazy about animals then we have the perfect opportunity for you. Become a member of our animal team here at our very own Hertfordshire Zoo by shadowing a zookeeper for the day.

What better way to get hands on than with our Shadow a Zookeeper for a day experience? Experience the day to day running of Paradise Wildlife Park for yourself whilst getting the chance to meet some of the planet’s rarest creatures from our magnificent Big Cats to our gorgeous Red Pandas.

You’ll experience what it’s like to be a zookeeper for a day as you accompany one of our keepers; helping them out with all aspects of being a zookeeper by preparing feeds, cleaning enclosures and aiding the animals with important daily exercise. And if all of that wasn’t quite enough for you, you’ll also get the chance to watch our Big Cat feed!

This fun and exciting day starts with complimentary refreshments on arrival in the Discovery Centre before being greeted by one of our Animal Park team members who will give you a full health and safety briefing and explain to you in more detail the timetable of your days’ animal activities.

A delicious lunch will be provided for you in Safari Sam’s restaurant and at the end of your day, you will be presented with a certificate as a memento of your day.

We are excited to announce our park reopening in June! You can now purchase your day tickets or an annual park membership. Online bookings only.


Our Gift Cards can be redeemed across all of our experiences, including our Shadow a Zookeeper experience! Perfect as a gift for friends or family.


  • Duration: 7 – 8 hours. 9 am start.
  • Minimum age: 14 years
  • Please note that there is no active involvement in our carnivores section – Big Cats and Wolves.
  • All participants will receive a certificate to remember your special experience.

Experience Prices

Each experience includes admission to Paradise, so you can spend the whole day at the park around your experience if you wish.

You can bring guests who pay normal admission prices but cannot participate in the experience.

Available for 1 to 2 participants
From: £199.00
(Currently unavailable online - book by phone 01992 470 490)

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