After arriving in the hospital's reception area, the aspiring vets will prep for work by donning hairnets and masks before joining the rest of the team. Children will be right in the middle of the action – assisting with examinations, x-rays, and treatments. The twist? All the procedures will be carried out on toys, so children can experience the variety of work carried out by zookeepers on a daily basis without getting too close to any lions, tigers, or bears.
Determined to provide families with an education on wildlife that would give David Attenborough a run for his money, ZSL has arranged a packed schedule full of talks and activities to further illuminate the fascinating world of daily life at the Zoo. Children will have the chance to learn everything about what the ZSL team does to ensure the 18,000 animals who inhabit the Zoo stay healthy; from microchipping penguins to checking tiger teeth.
Families looking for new ways of seeing the Zoo this February half-term should be sure to book Vets in Action for an experience that promises to be paw-sitively awesome.
|What||Vets in Action, ZSL London Zoo|
|Where||London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Mornington Crescent (underground)|
10 Feb 18 – 18 Feb 18, Times vary between events, check online
|Price||£15.95 - £25|
|Website||Click here for more information|