Welcome to Perth Zoo

The ultimate animal lovers' experience. 

Experience the life of a zoo keeper! Venture behind the scenes and shadow an experienced zoo keeper for the day and see a whole new side to Perth Zoo not seen by the general public.
In between seeing amazing animals, you will roll up your sleeves and get hands on by helping clean animal habitats, prepare food for the critters and a host of other zoo keeper tasks.

Every day is different at Perth Zoo so this experience will change depending on what the miraculous animals in our care are up to, but rhinos and bears are waiting to welcome you.

Book your exclusive experience today!

Invite a friend and share this once-in-a-life-time experience. Please contact the Events Team at closeencounters@perthzoo.wa.gov.au to  upgrade the encounter to two people. Additional person $520. Maximum capacity 2 people.

​Please note: You may be in contact with nuts or fish during this encounter. Please contact the events team prior to booking if you have allergies, mobility issues or health concerns. This encounter involves some degree of physicality.

All visitors participating in this Close Encounter may be required to wear a face mask. This precautionary biosecurity measure is based on best practice veterinary advice and your cooperation helps to keep the animals safe and healthy!

Book Now $880.00/person
Upcoming Dates and Times
Saturday 9 November Saturday 14 December See more available times
4.5 hours
Entry Fee
Maximum Group Size
1 person
Minimum Age
16 years
Important information
Minimum age 16 years. Enclosed flat shoes must be worn. Be a Keeper is an all-weather experience so please come prepared for any inclement weather. You may be in contact with nuts or fish during this encounter. This encounter involves some degree of physicality. Animal Encounters are non refundable.

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