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Join the only Safari and Bird Park in Mauritius and give your child the unique chance to go behind the scenes as a real zookeeper.

The Casela World of Adventures is a true animals’ sanctuary, housing over 1,500 species of birds, lions, tigers, zebras, ostriches, giraffes and many other African animals. As such, the Zookeeper for a Day package presents a wonderful opportunity to the children to spend half day in the different sections of the park assisting the zookeepers.

From food preparation to distribution, through the observation of animals or enrichment for their living environments, the children will experience the duties of a zookeeper and will be sensitized about the protection of biodiversity.

This interesting kids’ package also includes the park’s entrance ticket, a “Zookeeper” t-shirt, lunch, refreshments and a group photo session.

This Zookeeper for a Day activity is perfect for the young ones to learn about the animals and get closer to nature!

About the Zookeeper for a Day Kids Package: 

We know how hard it is to entertain children when boring playground activities no longer do the trick. At Casela , parents will not have to worry as the unique Zookeeper for a Day activity will surely keep the children busy and happy for hours.

This enriching activity is offered to children between 8 – 14 years where they will spend the day with the park’s animal care staff. This is very much a hands-on experience which will give the children an insight into the amazing amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at Mauritius only Safari and Bird Park.

On arrival at Casela , you will be warmly greeted by the staff members, followed by a presentation on the park by your zookeeper host of the day. The latter will also provide you with a briefing on the day’s activities and on the essential safety rules. You will also be presented with a T -Shirt entitled “Zookeeper” which you will wear during the day and be more inspired in the shoes of a zookeeper.

Casela World of Adventures offers a preferential rate to all schools on the island for school/field trips.

Bringing a class of students to the park never been easier! You’re the tour guide when you come to the Zoo on a self-guided visit (without a Zoo educator). FREE material will be sent prior to your visit so that you and your responsible party can easily direct your students through the 250-hectare park.

Advance reservations: required for self-guided visits. To visit the park, send an email to education@caselapark.com, or download the Zoo Self-Guided Visit Registration Form.
Fee: School groups without reservations pay regular admission rates. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to your visit date.

School Trips are available from Monday to Friday only, from 09h00 to 17h00, excluding public holidays.
School Trips can only be held during school terms!

You may choose from one of our 2 options for your class visits at the park. Bookings are mandatory for both options.

Option 1: Self visit with teacher’s manual

Option 2: Guided visits with a maximum of 35 students

Bookings & Reservations
In an effort to make School Trips more enjoyable and so that our young visitors can make full use of our facilities without a long waiting time, we invite you to proceed as follows:
All School trips to Casela have to take place from Monday to Friday only and will have to be booked at least 72 hours in advance. All requests have to be made in writing to Casela Reservations on the following email address:  education@caselapark.com
For Option 1, once reservation is confirmed, a teacher’s manual will be sent to you by email. This manual will enable to optimise your time at the park and make the best out of your visit.
For further information, please call us on Tel: 401 6500/ 6503/6504 or email us on  education@caselapark.com. Our Reservations office is open from Monday to Friday (08h30- 19h00) and on weekends & public holidays (08h30 – 17h00)
Please note that the Park is closed on the 25th of December and the 1st of January.

  • DESCRIPTION

With the workshops, the children will have an exceptional experience with different themes of discovery and exchange around the animal world.

Depending on the type of workshop, sequences of animal encounters and observation are scheduled. Our animators welcome and support children during the session in a pedagogic room and in the park. Teachers may be present with their class.

 

  • AGE

To ensure homogeneous groups, please organise your group per age:

  • 3 to 6 years old
  • 6 to 8 years old
  • 8 to 11 years old

 

  • DURATION

Our workshops last 1 hour and 30 minutes and can be booked throughout the year, subject to a reservation being made at least 7 days in advance.

 

  • TOPICS

HAIRS, FEATHERS OR SCALES?  / As from 3-4 years old

Learn that some animals have feathers, other hair or scales…! The children will learn about the key features and properties. They will approach and manipulate small animal companions. A time to experience the animal world for the kids!

FROM EGG TO CHICK / As from 3-4 years old

Children will discover one of the greatest miracles of nature – the transformation of the egg into the chick. Observing and understanding the development of the embryo inside the egg around hand-on activities, what fun!

BIRDS / As from 6 years old

A bird is beautiful to see (watch), it has a melodious song (hear) and its feathers are fun to pet (touch). Here is a theme that will connect the sensory organs and the fascinating subject of birds. How do they fly? How do they use their beaks and their feet? Children will have the chance to meet our tame birds.

 

  • OTHERS TOPICS – As from 3-4 years old

We can create the workshop adapted to your need. Don’t hesitate to contact our Education department.

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