Are you impassioned about animals?
Have fun working among the animals. Prepare and distribute diets for many of our residents including zebra, giraffes, and many more.
Spend the day with our knowledgeable staff feeding and caring for the Brights Zoo family of animals. You will receive a Brights Zoo t-shirt to commemorate your exciting experience!
Are you curious what it is like to be a zookeeper?
What is the keeper for a day?
Reservations: Contact David Bright, Zoo Director at (423) 257-1927.
Good to know: These special tours are based upon availability and need to be reserved before your arrival! Please understand we can only schedule a few of these a day, therefore, we may not be able to accommodate your request. All animal encounters are based on availability and dependent upon animal behavior.
Price: $300 per person (maximum of 2 people). Lunch and a t-shirt will be provided for you.
Hours: Most people will choose to arrive at 9:00 am and leave around 4:30 or 5. However, you can start as early as 8:00 am.
Photos: We encourage guests to photograph whatever interest them. In fact, ask your guide to help you get in the photos while in public areas of the zoo. We do not allow any photography in non public areas.