Symbio Wildlife Park has been filled with the sound of children enjoying themselves this week as the park continues to roll out its popular school holiday Junior Keeper Camps.
The final camp for the September holiday break takes place today and is fully booked, as were the four previous camps last week and yesterday.
The chance to experience what it is like to be a real zookeeper for a day is proving so popular, the family-run Helensburgh zoo is taking expressions of interest for the summer school holidays and already has two classes fully booked.
Many of the children who participated during the past fortnight have asked their parents if they can do it again.
They learn about reptiles, mammals and marsupials and even help with the food preparation and clean out the farm yard.
Symbio general manager Matt Radnidge said it was the second time the camps had been held.
The idea was motivated by his family's passion to have all visitors learn something about the importance of wildlife conservation and what they could do to help.
Managing director John Radnidge said he loved seeing the smiles on the children's faces when they were presented with certificates.
Further information at www.symbiozoo.com.au.