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Khaki Extreme Program (Age 12 – 16)

$129 per person

Khaki Extreme Program (Age 12 – 16)

$129 per person

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ZOO KEEPER FOR A DAY: Go wild with an extreme zoo keeping experience!

The Khaki Extreme program is a fun-filled, zoo keeping adventure like no other! The program offers kids aged 12-16 years old the chance to see first-hand what’s involved in looking after the amazing array of wildlife that call Australia Zoo home and how we can all work together to protect wildlife and wild places.


You’ll go behind-the-scenes to experience the real world of a zoo keeper. You’ll gain an understanding and appreciation of what’s involved in working in one of the world’s most renowned zoological and conservation facilities, and you’ll love getting up close with the awesome animals. Don’t forget, with so much action involved, be sure to bring along some snacks to keep up your energy for the day.

Whether its helping keepers prepare food for the animals or making enrichment activities for Australia Zoo’s wildlife – you’ll have a chance to get involved at a grass roots level.


After a busy morning getting up close with wildlife, budding zoo keepers can enjoy a specially provided lunch.

Every season is different and so is our Zoo Keeper for a Day Khaki Extreme program! We’ll change the animals and activities each school holiday period to keep it exciting, but with so many great animals on offer, the Khaki Extreme program is always a bunch of fun.


What’s Included

  • Participant entry to Australia Zoo.
  • Exclusive guided Zoo Keeper for a Day Khaki Extreme adventure and activities program.
  • Lunch – Select a Zoo Keeper for a Day lunch option when you book online or over the phone.
  • Exclusive Khaki Extreme Hat.
  • Exclusive Khaki Extreme Water Bottle.
  • Personal photograph with one of our amazing animals.


  • Arrival Time: 8:30am for program sign in.
  • Program Time: 5 hours.
  • Ages: 12 – 16 years.

What to Bring

  • Please wear closed in shoes. You won’t be able to participate if you do not have closed in shoes.
  • Camera or phone with camera (optional).
  • It’s going to be a busy day, so be sure to bring along some snacks for extra energy (lunch is provided).
  • Any medications required or potentially required by participant (please note: Australia Zoo staff cannot administer medications).
  • Please provide detailed information about any additional considerations when booking online and to program leaders on the day.

Past Program Activities

Here are just some of the fun things our past Zoo Keeper for a Day Khaki Extreme Zoo Keepers got up to:

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
  • Behind-the-scenes access to our food preparation areas.
  • Learn how the experts work with and condition our amazing birds – get the inside scoop on working with the feathered stars of our Wildlife Warriors Show.
  • Hide some enrichment for our super cute, bushy tailed red pandas and watch them try to find it.
  • Meet and feed our giant giraffe.
  • Find out about our ground-breaking croc research and how our experienced crew do a ‘croc jump’.
  • Meet our beautiful dingoes or pat a koala.

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