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Try to be a keeper

To be a keeper in the zoo

The program Try to be a keeper is available from 2010. Everybody who is older than 18 years can get exhilarating experience and become a zoo keeper for one day.


We would like to offer a unique view of the ZOO Liberec and present people what is the job about.

What do you have to do to get involved?

1. Chose a departement:

  • departement of ungulates (Muskox, golden takin, roan antelope, nyala, domestic bactrian camel, somali wild ass, Chapman´s zebra, blesbock, Shetlan pony, vicugna, Bukharan markhor, reeves´s muntjak, giraffes)
  • departement of beast of pray (white tyges, lion, north-chinese leopard, snow leopard, carpathian lynx, red panda, Southamerican Seal Lion, meerkat, cape genet, turtles, reptiles)
  • departement of apes (chimpanzee, lion-tale macaque, chinese white cheeked gibbon, cotton headed Tamarin, hamadrias baboon, pygny marmoset)
  • departement of tropical animals (tropical birds, african dwarf crocodile, lizzards, Humboldt penguin, contact zoo)
  • departement of birds of pray (Stellar´s sea eagle, bearded vulture, lesser spoted eagle, great grey owl, eurasian eagle owl, golden eagle, etc.)

2. Chose date (working days only) and contact dept. of marketingu ZOO Liberec (marketing@zooliberec.cz or tel. 487 377 149). We confirm the date or we find a new one. It is recommended to chose the date 1 - 2 month in advance (especially during summer season).

3. Come on the confirmed date to the headoffice ZOO Liberec at 07:00 (address Lidové sady 425/1). You sign an agreement first (ID required), pay a fee CZK 5.000,- and get projdete occupational training. Then we will follow to the chosen animal departement.
You can also buy the program on the e-shopu.

4. The program takes place in ZOO Liberec from 7.00 till 15.00 hodin (lunch break and opperational training is included). Client is under a control of a zoo keeper and follows his orders whole time.

5.The program ends at 15:00 but client can stay individualy in the zoo until the closing time. 

What does the zoo guarantee?

  • health and accidant insurance
  • opperational training
  • T-shirt
  • Lunch at the restaurant Formanka for concessionary price
  • graduate´s paper

What does a client ensure?

  • work boots, rubber boots for the dept. of apes and beast of prey
  • convenient clothes
  • client must be healthy and fit for the manual work. If client choses a departement of ape he must be absolutely healthy due to easy tranfer of human disease. Other wise he will not be allowed to this departement. 

The voucher is valid 12 month and you can get it on our e-shop HERE



Entrance fee
Adults:5 €
Children under 3 years:free
Children 3 - 15 years:4 €
Students, seniors over 65 years:4 €
Opening hours
Daily 8.00 - 18.00
Mo-Su, including holidays
The ticket office closes 60 minutes before actual closing time.
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