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Primate keeper for the day, Shadow a Monkey Keeper for a day


If you're looking for a gift experience that's unusual for someone who has an interest in the primate world, then here are some golden gift experiences to give them the chance to find out more about these wonderful animals, the care that they need and the efforts being made to conserve and protect them. 

As always, please read the Key Info, Need to know and Important Info sections before you buy & watch for those expiry dates! Book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

The Monkey Sanctuary Keeper for the Day for Two


The Monkey Sanctuary Keeper for the Day for Two
If you’re mad about monkeys this full day zookeeper experience at The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall is the perfect day out! Go behind the scenes to shadow a primate keeper!  This is a great opportunity to discover all about the sanctuary’s amazing creatures as you help to prepare their food, make items to entertain the monkeys and tour their enclosures. Find out everything you wanted to know about working with animals - ask all the questions you want! Lunch is included, and at the end of the day you’ll receive a certificate and t-shirt to commemorate the day.
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Shadow a Monkey Keeper Experience in Hertfordshire

Shadow a Monkey Keeper Experience
Head to Paradise Wildlife Park, where you'll shadow a monkey keeper, as they care for gibbons, squirrel monkeys, marmosets, apes, tamarins and lemurs (not strictly monkeys but we won’t hold that against them).  You'll prepare and serve their food, help clean their enclosures and make up toys and items to amuse them.  You'll also explore the Wonders of the Rainforest exhibit, with a guided tour so you can ask any questions you like of a monkey expert. After your experience, you can explore the park which is home to over 400 animals. You should arrive early and stay late to fit it all in, and make this truly a day to remember!  This experience is for one person.
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