<< Choose a Learning Journey

Junior Zoo Keeper
 
 

Registration has closed! Our next camp will be in November 2015.

If you think cleaning and feeding are the only tasks in a day’s work for a zoo keeper, think again! Step into the boots of our animal keepers at the Singapore Zoo and experience first-hand what goes on behind-the-scenes in looking after our wild friends. You may also get a chance to chat with our friendly keepers and find out more about what it takes to be an animal keeper.





Programme for the Day

8:45 am


Registration and distribution of keeper uniform

9:00 am

Keeping A World-Class Zoo
Zookeepers play an invaluable part in maintaining the animal collection in a world-class zoo. Get a preview of duties and responsibilities of a zookeeper here at the Singapore Zoo.

9:30 am

Animals in the Pink tour

10:45 am

Head down to first stations

11:00 am

Workstation 1
Food preparation, husbandry and token-feeding at work stations in the Zoo and River Safari.

12:30pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Workstation 2

3:00 pm

Tea Break

3:30 pm

Workstation 3
Over and above just cleaning and feeding, keepers are responsible for animals’ overall physical and psychological well being. Besides proper husbandry, keepers have to observe animals’ behaviour and conduct their own research, before designing, implementing and documenting enrichment activities for their animals. Using your creativity and animal knowledge, try your hand at preparing an animal enrichment activity of your own. Consider how you will implement it, and how you will conduct observation and documentation of the animals’ behaviour during enrichment. The zoo’s very own Enrichment Officer will guide you along this exercise.

5:00 pm

Debriefing at Audi

5:45 pm

Home Sweet Home

 

 

 

Target Age Group:

10 - 13 years old

Date:

TBC

Duration:

8.45am - 5.45pm

Cost:

$250.00* (excludes 7% GST)

*5% off for Friends of the Zoo (Applicable only to child(ren) whose name is/are registered under the membership)

Number of Participants:

Maximum: 15 pax (Registration closes once we have 15 participants)

Terms & Conditions:

  1. For emergency contact purposes, we will only consider registration submitted by parents or legal guardians.
  2. Programme pricing stated excludes 7% GST.
  3. Price includes park admission, uniform, meals and one conducted tour stated in the itinerary.
  4. Prices and programmes are correct at point of communication and subject to change without prior notice.
  5. Programme is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  6. Upon selection (on first-come-first-served basis), completed registration form must be sent via email within 3 working days, failing which the reserved slot will be released to the next participant in the waiting list.
  7. Fees paid are non-refundable. However, we accept replacement of participant or participation in an alternative camp of the same value.
  8. Some programmes are weather permitting. In the event of wet weather, the Education Department reserves the right to replace the affected outdoor programme with an indoor programme deemed suitable according to the staff’s own discretion.
  9. Participants will be accompanied by Education staff throughout the programme.
    For further enquiries, please contact Ms Shaiah at 6360 8534 / shaiah.s@wrs.com.sg