A unique experience

Become a “Keeper for a day”, and have an unforgettable day

Pairi Daiza offers its visitors the chance to discover, from the inside, the work of the keepers in the Jardin des Mondes. An intimate day, and a chance to encounter some of the iconic species in the Park, a day in which you can immerse yourself in the everyday life of the animal keepers, by helping to prepare the meals for the animals and finding out what it’s like behind the scenes, by playing a part in the care provided to our residents. Just going backstage is already exciting. But as a “Keeper for a day” you become an actor in the drama!

Soigneur d’un jour – Pairi Daiza
Programme for Tuesdays and Wednesdays

One-day programme (provided for information only - may be subject to change)

  • 08h45 : Arrival of the “Keepers for a day” at the Pairi Daiza park and welcome (in front of door 18b). Distribution of tickets for meals and parking, and of caps, plans; presentation of the one-day programme, safety and confidentiality instructions; stop-off at the toilets.
  • 09h00 : At the Mersus Emergo, in the “barn”, presentation of Carapace and handling of a python.
  • 9h30 : In the Temple d’Ani, preparation of an enclosure and feeding of an elephant (with a (male or female) keeper from the sector).
  • 10h10 : On Nosy Komba, cleaning of the indoor vari lemurs enclosure and feeding of the lemurs. (If there isn’t time to help with the feeding we come back to do this after touring the big cats backstage, before taking a break).
  • 10h45 : Backstage tour of the African big cats and cleaning of the hyenas' inner enclosures (with a keeper from the sector).
  • 11:30 : A break in the Tamberma village.
  • 11:50 : At the Mersus Emergo, in the primates and large mammals corridor, backstage visit, preparation of enhancements for the squirrel monkeys. Installation of enhancements on Madidi and observation of the squirrel monkeys.
  • 12:20 : Feeding and observation of the giraffes.
  • 12:45 : Encounter with the koalas (with a (male or female) keeper from the sector).
  • 13:30: Encounter with the tapirs including stroking them, observation of the capybaras and giant anteaters. Group photo.
  • 14:15 : Meal at the Oasis
  • 15:00 : End of the “keeper for a day” experience and free tour of the Pairi Daiza park.
Soigneur d’un jour – Pairi Daiza
Programme for Tuesdays and Wednesdays

One-day programme (provided for information only - may be subject to change)

  • 08h45 : Arrival at the Pairi Daiza park and welcome. Distribution of tickets for meals and parking, and of caps, plans; (stop-off at the toilets); presentation of Pairi Daiza, its foundation and of the one-day programme, safety instructions.
  • 09h00 : Cleaning of the pygmy hippo enclosure (with a keeper from the sector).
  • 9h30 : Cleaning in the Temple d’Ani, preparation and encounter with the elephants (with a keeper from the sector).
  • 10h10 : Cleaning of the indoor vari lemurs enclosure, cleaning of the exterior, preparation of the food and then feeding.
  • 10h50 : Feeding the red pandas.
  • 11:10 : Pause for a moment in the Chinese garden and group photo.
  • 11:50 : Feeding of the Australian pelicans, cleaning of the cassowary and kangaroo enclosures, feeding the animals in the Australian aviary.
  • 13:00 : Observing the seals on the beach (with a Nautilus keeper).
  • 13:20 : Feeding the tapirs stroking them, observation of the capybaras and giant anteaters.
  • 14:00: Meal at the Oasis.
  • 15:00 : End of the “keeper for a day” experience and free tour of the park.
Soigneur d’un jour – Pairi Daiza
Agenda

Monday to Friday, during the entire season

“Keeper for a day” programmes are arranged every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 April 2019 and 11 November 2019. Please note: the following dates are reserved specifically for Dutch-speaking participants:

  • Friday 12 April 2019
  • Friday 26 April 2019
  • Friday 10 May 2019
  • Wednesday 15 May 2019
  • Friday 24 May 2019
  • Friday 14 June 2019
  • Friday 28 June 2019
  • Friday 12 July 2019
  • Friday 26 July 2019
  • Friday 9 August 2019
  • Friday 23 August 2019
  • Friday 13 September 2019
  • Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Friday 11 October 2019
  • Friday 25 October 2019

For whom

For anyone over 14 years old. The maximum number of people per day is limited to 8.

Terms and conditions

€250 per person.

This price includes admission to Pairi Daiza, your parking ticket, a full meal at the Oasis (main course, dessert and a drink) and the services of a keeper who will provide you with all the information and anecdotes about the various species and Worlds in Pairi Daiza.

Notes

You should bring a pair of high boots, gloves, and clothing that is suitable for working with animals, even in rainy weather. Each participant must comply scrupulously with the safety instructions and the internal rules of the Pairi Daiza park. In case of non-compliance with these instructions, the Management reserves the right to terminate the activities at any time, without a refund. If veterinary intervention is required and for the welfare of the animals, the Management reserves the right to modify the programme.

Registration

Your registration is only valid if you use the online booking form, which you should send to us by email only to soigneur-un-jour@pairidaiza.eu and in accordance with the payment terms indicated. PLEASE NOTE!!! Subject to availability, and once your payment has been received, we will send you a confirmation email indicating the selected date from the three preferred dates. The total payment for the day’s activities is requested at the time of sending this form. Your participation will only be confirmed when this payment has been received. If your payment has not been received within 5 days from submission of your application, we reserve the right to consider it null and void.

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