The San Diego Zoo has the distinction of being one of the oldest zoological parks in the world. Approximately 3.2 million people visit every year.
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What does it take to be a zookeeper at the San Diego Zoo? In this personalized experience, you will learn firsthand from world-class keepers! Enjoy a brief orientation, put on your Keeper for a Day souvenir T-shirt, and head out to the animal area of your choice to meet your Keeper Guide for the day!
You’ll spend the next few hours shadowing a keeper as they complete the daily tasks necessary to care for our animals. You may help our keepers prepare diets, rake and clean exhibits, or create enrichment items. You will step inside animal enclosures to see the Zoo from a whole new perspective, and learn how we care for our animals—up close.
Choose to shadow a giraffe keeper (Saturdays) or a koala keeper (Sundays). Each Keeper for a Day experience includes special orientation materials, a souvenir Keeper for a Day hat and T-shirt, and lunch!
Currently, home to over 3,700 animals, consisting of more than 650 species, the San Diego Zoo is a pioneer in the concept of cage-less exhibits that recreate natural habitats for animals.
I love this! Live Animal Cams!
Watching live animal cams (on the zoo’s official site) is the next best thing to visiting. Options include:
- Ape Cam
- Panda Cam
- Penguin Cam
- Condor Cam
- Elephant Cam
- Koala Cam
- Tiger Cam
- Polar Bear Cam
These are just a few fun and interesting facts about the San Diego Zoo. If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit, there really is no better time to plan an adventure!
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