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Chester Zoo

Are you 14-17 years old and thinking of a career in the zoo or would like to learn what skills you need for a career in conservation?

Join our zoo rangers for a full day in the zoo with some hands-on experience of what it’s like to work here. Our animal and plant teams in the zoo have a busy day with lots of habitats to maintain and animals to care for, so expect the day to be quite physical and fast paced.

A typical Young Zoo Keeper Careers Day may look like this (schedules are subject to change):

8:30am: Arrival
8:30 – 9am: Introductions and kit up
9am – 10am: Elephant husbandry routine
10:15am – 10:45am: Careers session and Q&A
11am – 11:45am: Introduction to horticulture
12pm – 12:45pm: Animal enrichment making
1pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Mucking out habitats
3pm- 3:45pm: Visit to amphibian pods

Friday 2 June 2023 – SOLD OUT
Friday 27 October 2023 – SOLD OUT

Please note: content will be repeated on both dates.

Who is it for?
Young people aged 14 – 17 years.

What is included?
A day of activities in the zoo from 8:30am – 4pm. Lunch is NOT included.


If you have any queries about our Junior Rangers Camp, please check out our FAQs or email us at

We’ve got lots of events on offer which are suitable for a variety of ages. Keep an eye on our events page to discover more.

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