Treat a budding zoologist to a day with the animals with this Junior Keeper experience at Hemsley Conservation Centre. Get up close and personal to some of the centre's most popular critters. They'll get their hands dirty as they get to grips with some of the day to day challenges that go into caring for the centre's many animals. Following an introduction and a tour of the centre it'll be down to business. First up, will be giving the tortoises their daily grub, before a brief encounter with some of the centres friendly bugs. The lemurs are as hungry as they are messy, so they'll need a feed and a clean too. After a quick break, it'll be time to meet the madcap mob of meerkats. They'll be run through an animal health check and even have brief encounter with the resident skunk to finish the day. Included in their experience will be the chance to make an enrichment for the animals. They'll have the chance to give this to the centres animals to provide something of lasting value to the residents.
Need to Know
Upon arrival at Hemsley Conservation Centre, they'll meet their keeper for the day before taking a tour of the centre. Then it's down to business. They'll shadow a keeper and get up close and personal with the animals, getting hands on with their daily care routines. From bugs to skunks, lemurs and tortoises ' there's plenty of animals to get to know on the day.