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Zoo Assistant

Zoo Assistant

Programme Objectives

  • Improve conditions of various animals in captivity through creating environmental and food enrichment;
  • Work alongside zookeepers to raise the quality of current enrichment and protocol standards in Malaysian zoos;
  • Raise awareness on responsible living and travelling among tourists, local community and students;
  • Understand the threats to habitat and wildlife and to make a personal impact, bringing positive change.

Note: Programmes are subject to change depending on community and/or zoo calendar.


Duration & Programme Dates

4 weeks: January - December, starts 5th of each month, ends 28 days later
2 weeks: January - December, starts 5th of each month, ends 18th of each month


Project Site

This project begins in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia and gateway to the rest of Asia and Southeast Asia. You will then be transfered to Zoo Melaka & Night Safari which is located approcimately 130km from Kuala Lumpur.   Situated on 54 acres of lush greenery, Melaka Zoo has approximately1,000 individual animals making up more than 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. 



Please be aware that programme and days are subject to change – this itinerary is meant as a guide only. 

Day 1 (D) 

  • Arrive Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and transfer to dormitory-style accommodation.
  • 1800 hours, meet at lobby for welcome dinner & introduction to the programme.


Day 2 (Meal Allowance) 

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the project site. You will be be shown your accommodation and a full orientation of the zoo and local landscape will be conducted by our facilitator.


Day 3 – 27 (Meal Allowance) 

  • You will work alongside the facilitator and zookeepers to create enrichment and improve vairous aspects of animal welfare. Husbandry will be carried out on a daily basis while mini projects may include construction, design of enclosures, working with children or visitors, research and planting.


Day 28 (B) 

  • Check out and transfer to Airport.


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Downloadable Program Details

Zoo Assistant for 4 weeks (.pdf)

Zoo Volunteer for 2 weeks (.pdf)


Be Part of a Meaningful Conservation Adventure

For more information or to join our programme, contact one of our agents.

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