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Blackpool Zoo and Sam Sykes, Zoo Keeper’s Residential

22 – 27 August 2021

A unique hands-on 5 day and 5 night residential, which is scientific, varied, interactive and fun!

Designed for 16 – 25-year-olds by industry leading experts.

The course gives 40 hours of work experience towards Vet Med applications.

This fun and engaging opportunity is ideal for anyone with a passion for animals and conservation, or anyone looking to study a related area.

Focusing on

Specialised care for all species
Medical welfare
Animal training and behaviour
Conservation and research
The roles of a modern zoo
The value and purpose of enrichment

What’s included?

Settle in Sunday evening, meet the other participants, get over any nerves and set expectations for the week

Accommodation and all food

Transport to and from Blackpool train station (if required)

All transfers between the accommodation and the zoo

The full five days at the zoo completing a range of practical and theory-based tasks including including the chance to feed and handle a wide range of animals

A portfolio of evidence and written reference from the zoo to take away

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