Junior Zookeeper 4 A Day Program

Experience the life of a professional Zookeeper for a day!

The Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park Zookeeper for a day program is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts from 8 to 16 years of age. Of course, it’s not just age that makes you suitable to be a Zookeeper. You also need to be brave, hard working, and responsible. After all, you’ll be dealing with all sorts of wild animals! Some fly, some slither, and some, if you don’t treat them with respect, might just bite. So, being a Zookeeper isn’t for the faint-hearted. But, it could just be the best experience of your life.

Participants may be placed in groups relative to their age and experience.

In this experience you will see parts of the zoo that are not available for viewing by the general public.

There’s always heaps to do at the Zoo and it’s often quite unplanned. One minute you might be bottle feeding baby Rufous Bettong’s the next you could be holding a 2.5 metre Olive Python. Regardless of what nature throws up, what we can plan for our Junior Zookeepers is an unbelievable day.

Junior Zookeepers can look forward to some hands on work with the team at Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park. That work can include animal handling, husbandry, and feeding, as well as experiencing and learning about the captive breeding of endangered species. In general, the opportunity of being a Junior Zookeeper at Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park gives children a greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for the world around us.

This experience includes the opportunity to be a Junior Zookeeper for a day, a cool Zookeeper 4 A Day cap, certificate and lunch on the day.

Please note that this experience requires a minimum of 2 participants for the session go ahead.

Information for Visit

Dress Code:

Enclosed shoes and long shorts or pants are required for all participants.

Weather Information:

Due to the dangers of extreme heat for animals and children alike, we reserve the right to postpone the Junior Zookeeper program on hot Summer days. We will contact all participants at least 24 hours before their booking to notify them of our decision. The decision to postpone will be based on a forecast of 35° celsius, and over, for the town of Pinjarra, by the Bureau of Meteorology. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope you appreciate our safety concerns.

Other Information:

  • We recommend bringing a water bottle, raincoat and/or sunscreen depending on the weather. We also suggest bringing along a camera as there will be many photo opportunities.
  • Zookeeper 4 A Day is available most days of the year. Please note that we require a minimum of 2 participants for the to session go ahead. If a session needs to be cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, we will reschedule you to another suitable day.
Ticket TypePriceRequirements
Jr. Zookeepers $ 150 Ages 8 - 16

Approx. 5 Hours