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Keeper Academy

Want to work with animals? We've got the perfect course for you!

Practical experience is an absolute necessity for anyone wishing to pursue a career with animals, but this is often difficult to obtain. As such, we are pleased to present our animal-based course for 15-17 year olds, newly revamped for the 2014 season!

The course runs over 3 days from 9:30am – 3:30pm. Each day will include 3-4 hours of practical work with our zookeepers, as well as theory sessions with our education team. Students will work with a variety of species, completing tasks such as preparing food, cleaning enclosures and designing enrichment items. Theory sessions will focus on the species that the students will be working with, covering a diverse range of topics from anatomy to enclosure design. Students will receive a certificate of completion and a written reference detailing the work carried out.

The course is priced at £300 per person, and includes a complimentary family ticket for entry into the zoo and theme park on a day of your choice. With a maximum of just 6 students on each course, Keeper Academy offers a highly personal experience allowing you to really get involved with life at the zoo!

Interested? Here's what to do next...

Contact us for more information or for an application pack. You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 01653 668287 (ext 225). Please fill in the application form and parental consent form and return them by email or by post to Zoo Booking Office, Flamingo Land, Malton, YO17 6UX. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the booking process or the course!

2014 Programme

The programme runs over a three-day period from 9:30am – 3:30pm daily.

11/12/13th August – fully booked!

27/28/29th October – places still available!