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Junior Zoo Keeper
 
 

Registration for 2014 is closed. Next Camp: June 2014. Registration will open in April 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

Tawico Inuka Kai
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:

Next Camp: June 2014. Registration will open in April 2015.

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)

Points to Note:

  1. Programme pricing stated excludes 7% GST.
  2. Prices and programs are correct at point of communication and subject to change without prior notice.
  3. Programme is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  4. 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.
  5. Participants will be accompanied by Education officer throughout the programme.
  6. For further enquiries, please contact Ms Shaiah at 6360 8534 / shaiah.s@wrs.com.sg