Be a vet for the day this half-term at London Zoo

London Zoo is inviting children to become zoo vets this half-term at Vets in Action, a role-playing experience for budding veterinarians. 

From this coming Saturday until Sunday, February 18, kids will be able to truly step into the role of a vet at London Zoo, with a series of interactive family events celebrating their incredible work.  

After arriving for work at the Zoo’s specially-recreated animal hospital, junior vets will be prepped with gloves and masks before helping the experts.

Pictured top: London Zoo February half-term, Vets in Action (Picture: London Zoo)

The youngsters will examine, diagnose and carry out treatments on soft toys, experiencing first-hand the huge variety of work carried out by the zoo’s vets, vet nurses, wildlife health team and zookeepers – from microchipping crocodiles to caring for a wounded lion. 

Additional activities throughout the week will shed further insight into the zoo’s conservation efforts, from uncovering the secrets of animal anatomy at the X Marks the Spot – X-Ray trail, to learning how dedicated professionals contribute to wildlife preservation at the Conservation Station.  

Once their shift is over, mini-vets and their families can spend the rest of the day being inspired by the wonders of nature at the 36-acre zoo – home to more than 300 species, many of which are threatened in the wild and part of important global breeding programmes. 

Vets in Action activities are an enriching experience for visitors of all ages, and are included in the zoo entry price – book your tickets for a great value day out now at www.londonzoo.org

Pictured top: London Zoo February half-term, Vets in Action (Picture: London Zoo)

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