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Elephant keeper

If you fancy mucking in or mucking out at Belfast Zoo, then here’s your chance. 

Starting at 8.30am, you will learn all about the animals we look after, the work we do to conserve species under threat and you can personally find out more about daily life at the zoo. 

You must book your experience.

Asian elephant
Find out more about our Asian elephants before booking your experience.

How to book

Our elephant keeper for a day package costs £195 per person.

  • Download the application form
  • Complete all of the necessary details including your three selected dates.
  • Email the form back to keeperforaday@belfastzoo.co.uk.
  • A member of our team will get back to you to take payment and to confirm availability of your date.
  • If you do not have access to a printer or scanner or are unable to download the booking form, call us on 028 9077 6277 to complete your booking over the phone.

You will be required to complete a booking form with medical questionnaire (PDF - 2.2.MB) before your booking is processed.  It will take a maximum of seven working days for management to review this.  

Call us on 028 9077 6277 (extension 203) Full payment is required to secure your experience.

What is included?

Your experience will include:

  • entry to Belfast Zoo on the date selected
  • a ZOOPER schedule of behind the scenes fun
  • a friendly and experienced zoo keeper to act as your guide for the day
  • exclusive keeper for a day goodie bag
  • a keeper for a day certificate

Schedule for a day schedule

Download our schedule to find out what you'll get up to. (PDF - 7.7MB)
When is the elephant keeper for a day available?

  • every Wednesday (dependent on availability). 

Who can take part?

  • You must be aged 18 or over to take part in our keeper for a day experiences.  You will be required to present valid photographic identification.
  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness.
  • You cannot take part in our keeper for a day experiences if you have a conviction relating to animals.
  • We cannot accept participants who have relevant phobias or allergies.
  • We cannot accept participants who are pregnant, suffer from fits, have auto-immune conditions or any other relevant medical conditions.  If you have a medical condition or disability which you would like to discuss, call our team.  There may be alternative options available for you.


Booking and Terms and conditions
Download the keeper for a day booking and medical form. (PDF - 2.6MB)
Animal experiences
Have a look at our animal experiences.