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Jun 22, 2013
Tampa, FL
For those wanting a chance to have a hands-on experience as an animal care specialist, the Keeper for a Day program is the way to go. The more than six hour experience begins at 6:30 a.m., and includes park admission and complimentary lunch at one of the park's restaurant. The experience is limited to two individuals per day, and the days the program is offered varies by season. Because of the early morning start, advance reservations are required. Price for the program is $249 + tax.

From the park's website:

Be a Keeper for a Day and let our zookeepers share their passion for animals with you. Feel your own love for animals grow along with your understanding of the human/animal connection. Spend a day participating in the care and feeding of some of the world's most exotic animals. Share in the rewarding sense that comes from knowing you've reached across the barriers between species through the common language of love that unite us all.

Things to know before you go:
- 6.5 hour tour
- Feed giraffes & antelopes
- Care for birds on the Serengeti Plain®
- Hands-on experience working alongside professional zookeepers
- Great photo opportunities
- Park admission included
- Complimentary lunch is provided at one of our restaurants.

The experience's restrictions/disclaimers:

Program is subject to availability. Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Must be at least 13 years of age and 52 inches tall to participate. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be able to climb a flight of stairs, follow instructions and lift 15 lbs. Animal interactions and program components may vary. Park admission IS included.
Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.

Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 48 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation please call the Contact Center at 1-888-800-5447.

All tours are subject to availability. Maximum of 2 guests per day. All tour components and pricing are subject to change. Due to the walking nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time.

For more information, or to make reservations, visit the park's website.
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