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Hampshire DofE – Become a Zoo Keeper Residential at Dartmoor Zoo

Hampshire DofE, in conjunction with Dartmoor Zoo (the home of ‘We Bought a Zoo’), offer a unique and award winning 5 day zoo keeper’s residential.

This enjoyable opportunity is perfect for anyone with a passion for animals and nature conservation, or looking to study in a related area.

Where: Dartmoor Zoo and local bunkhouse


Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July 2021
Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July 2021
Monday 16 August to Friday 20 August 2021
Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August 2021

What’s involved?

This 5-day residential combines theory with practical zoo experience, with a focus on key transferable skills.

Challenge opportunities include:
•teamwork and small group work
•problem solving
•getting up close and personal with a range of animals

Price: £630

What’s included?
•Accommodation in the heart of Dartmoor National Park
•Transport from and to Winchester (if required)
•All transfers to and from the zoo
•Animal encounters
•Animal behaviour and health
•Animal handling and care
•A sleepover at the zoo, providing insight into the wild world of a zoo at night
•Fully qualified educators and senior level DZP staff

Participants feedback:

“I would describe this experience as truly extraordinary and a once in a lifetime opportunity. I would definitely recommend this residential to lots of people”
Abigail – 1094 Ely Cadets

“It was informative and helped me decide what I want to do in the future. Also I met lots of new friends”
Natasha – Kingswood School

“100% recommend. A unique and amazing experience that you wouldn’t get to do at any other point”
Abi – Malvern College

Course date:
Course location:
Dartmoor Zoo and local bunkhouse
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