Zookeeper for a day

Zookeeper For A Day © Valentina Sorti

Animal lovers will adore this quirky experience in southeast England. For a fee, visitors can don the wellies, the shovel and the tranquillizer gun (OK, maybe not the latter) and swagger into the cages of big cats, monkeys, crocodiles or anteaters to go about a zookeeper’s daily chores.

The Rare Species Conservation Centre (RSCC), a registered UK charity, runs day programmes that include feeding the animals, clearing out their cages, petting, lunch and gift bags to take away. Insurance is included – a comforting thought when you’re caring for leopards!

The RSCC is based in Kent, England.

Written by - Photo by Valentina Storti

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