Smiling girl holding frog with Adelaide Zoo keeper
Kids smiling as Adelaide Zoo keeper holds snake
Kids smiling as Adelaide Zoo keeper holds lizard

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Junior Keeper is unavailable until further notice.

If you would like to be the first to know when our animal experiences are available to book again subscribe to our newsletter here.

Become a mini zoo keeper!

Are you a kid who loves animals? Always wondered if you have what it takes to be a zoo keeper?

Spend the morning learning all about animal care and assisting the knowledgeable Variety Children’s Zoo keepers.

Feed, interact with and get up close to some incredible children’s zoo animals like goats, guinea pigs, rabbits and quokkas.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 10 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Spend the morning with a keeper learning how to care for a wide range of children’s zoo animals.
  • Get up close to your favourite creatures as you help clean the animals’ exhibits and prepare their breakfast.

Quokkas are one of the smallest macropod species in the world, and arguably the cutest!

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Once abundant across Australia, Quokkas are threatened in the wild by feral animals like foxes and cats, habitat loss and bushfires. Today, the Quokka population is restricted to the south-west region of Western Australia, most notably off the Perth coast on Rottnest Island.

By purchasing a ticket to our Junior Keeper encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

Want to get involved? You can help!

Adopt or donate

The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscalling

About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Stay up to date with zoo news and sign up to our Zoo Times eNewsletter