Zoo Keeper Program

Zoo Keeper Program

The Adventure of a Lifetime!

At the Grand Canyon Deer Farm, we offer a unique behind-the-scenes experience as a Zoo Keeper. Participants follow and helps our zoo keeper in feeding and taking care of the animals. This educational experience is both hands on and taught by our staff. The animals are hand raised making a safe environment for handling and grooming. To be this close to such wonderful and beautiful creatures is a rare experience. For children and adults who love animals, it doesn’t get any better.

The Zoo Keeper program is designed for ages 10 and up who have a desire to learn about how zoos care for and maintain their animal collections. Participants will learn and develop the skills needed to pursue a career in animal care by assisting qualified staff in the daily husbandry needs of the animals. As a structured program, participants will be trained on certain tasks that they will assist with.

$100.00 (plus tax) per person for 2 hours, morning or afternoon. Only 1-2 people per date/time. Call 928-635-4073 for available dates, reservations and general information. You can fill out the form below and we will respond by E-mail and/or phone.



What does a Zoo Keeper do?

The Zoo Keeper program allows participants to perform zoo tasks and are supervised by a qualified professional Zoo Keeper and Staff.

Some of the tasks that a Zoo Keeper may perform include:

  1. Assist with diet preparation and feeding of the animal collection
  2. Assist in the production of enrichment toys for animals
  3. Learn animal handling skills
  4. Assist with grooming and/or exercising the miniature horses or other animals
  5. Spend some time getting closer with exclusive access to animal exhibits!

 



What do Zoo Keepers do?

The Zoo Keeper program allows participants to perform zoo tasks and are supervised by a qualified professional Zoo Keeper and Staff.

Some of the tasks that a Zoo Keeper may perform include:

  1. Assist with diet preparation and feeding of the animal collection
  2. Assist in the production of enrichment toys for animals
  3. Learn animal handling skills
  4. Assist with grooming and/or exercising the miniature horses or other animals
  5. Spend some time getting closer with exclusive access to animal exhibits!

 

What do Zoo Keepers need to bring?

Zoo Keepers are required to arrive at the designated time and date with the following:

  • Their parent/guardian to read and sign the paperwork (if under 18)
  • Pay the program dues
  • Summer: sunglasses and sunblock
  • Winter: gloves and warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Pants
  • Water bottle
  • Camera




Become a Zoo Keeper for the Day!

Program Dues

$100.00 (plus tax) for a 2 hour one-on-one Zoo Keeper experience. Regular admission rates apply for those who wish to enter the Deer Farm exhibit independent of the Zoo Keeper program. NO REFUNDS. There is a non refundable deposit required at time of booking.

Please call us at (928) 635-4073 if you have any questions.

  • Child Information

    2 children at a time maximum. Program available for ages 10 & up, some exceptions made.
  • Please enter a number from 10 to 99.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Second Child Information

    2nd child scheduled at same time
  • Please enter a number from 6 to 99.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • If you are signing up with another person, please list their name here and make sure you both request the same time and date. 2 people maximum per Zoo Keeper Program.