Drayton Manor Zoo is a fascinating place to explore with 15 acres of open plan zoo. It's home to over 500 animals from all over the world, including endangered species. 


Here at Drayton Manor Zoo, we're dedicated to preventing the extinction of beautiful animals, wildlife and habitats worldwide.

Work Experience & Volunteering

Applications for work experience placements and volunteering opportunities are currently closed until further notice. Information regarding our requirements and the application process will be available soon.

Applications for internships are currently open.

Research at the Zoo

At Drayton Manor Zoo we encourage college, undergraduate and postgraduate students to carry out research projects based in our zoo.

Research can range from animal behaviour to environmental enrichment. It's important to us as a zoo as it helps us understand how to provide the animals with the best level of care possible and make sure that our animals are both physically and mentally healthy.

If you would like to carry out research at Drayton Manor Zoo, please contact us on

Research Policy
Research Guidelines