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Honorary Panda Keeper

Amazing Asian Animals I Waterfront

See the Lives of Pandas from the Inside!

Have you ever wondered what lies inside the “restricted” areas of the panda’s enclosure? Live your dream as an Honorary Panda Keeper, and go behind-the-scenes to see the lives of panda as never before! You’ll learn what it takes to care for them every day!

Caring for Pandas is Hard Work!

Put on your special uniform and learn how to prepare the panda’s toys and meals with our experts. You’ll also watch a training demonstration with the giant panda. You’ll even get a chance to enter their VIP room, and help our keepers tidy and clean up. Learn more about the threats facing wild pandas in their habitat, and what you can do to help keep them safe!

A Panda Moment to Remember!

Learn about the fun secrets behind-the-scenes at the giant panda enclosure! Our animal keepers will share funny stories about their job taking care of panda. It’s your time to discover everything you ever wanted to know about these intelligent animals!

Smart Tips:

  • Participants are advised to wear sports shoes to join the programme.
  • Participants will not have any physical interaction with the animals.


    • Participants must be aged 8 or above.
    • Eligible participants (aged 8-11) must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardian who satisfies all programme requirements. (Each parent/guardian can accompany a maximum of two aged 8-11 eligible participants).
    • Eligible participants (under the age of 18) must have their parent/guardian complete and sign the health declaration form & liability release.
    • Not recommended for any person who is pregnant.

    4 participants per tour

    Cantonese, supplemented by English and Putonghua.

    Location and Time:

      Pre-booking enrollment only 
    Programme Location Amazing Asian Animals
    Programme Time 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Available on Fridays to Sundays)
    Gathering Location Inside Panda Kingdom Shop (Please approach the staff at the cashier)
    Gathering Time 1:55 pm


      Price (Applicable to both adult and child)
    Participants with valid SmartFun Annual Premium Passes HK$885
    Participants with valid SmartFun Annual Gold or Silver Passes HK$944 
    Participants with valid Ocean Park admission tickets HK$1,180 

    Enquiry Hotline:
    (852) 3923 2323
    (Select the language and press [4] for Ocean Park Discovery & Education Department.)


    • No accompanying guest is allowed (include children who are under age of 3).
    • All applications will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Participants should contact Ocean Park at least one day in advance in order to ensure photo-taking service provided by park photographer. The programme fee does not include photos and participants need to pay for them.
    • The itinerary or content of the programme may be subject to change without prior notice.

    Other Terms and Conditions

    Ocean Park (the Park)
    Honorary Panda Keeper
    Rules and Regulations

    Who can join the programme?

    For the health and safety of all participants, staff and animals, every participant must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the programme. Participants must be aware that such programme involves a degree of unpredictability, where quick reactions and strict attention to directions from the Park's staff are essential. If at any time during the programme any participant is assessed by the Park's staff as not being able to fulfil the following criteria, he/she will be asked to leave the programme and he/she must immediately comply with such directions.

    Section I: Criteria for participation

    1. Participants must be aged 8 or above.
    2. Eligible participants (aged 8-11) must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardianRemark 1 who satisfies all programme requirements. A parent/guardian can accompany a maximum of two aged 8-11 eligible participants.
    3. Eligible participants, or in the case of participants under the age of 15, their accompanying parent/guardian must complete and sign a Health Declaration Form before commencing the programme.
    4. Eligible participants, or in the case of participants under the age of 18, their parent/guardian must sign a Liability Release Form before commencing the programme.
    5. The programme will be mainly conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English and Putonghua.
    6. Participants must at all times strictly follow every instruction given by the Park's staff to the satisfaction of the staff giving the instruction.
    7. Any unnecessary accessories must not be worn; participants will be requested to put on working suit provided by the Park. Please bring warm clothes to be dressed under the working suit if necessary and wear a pair of clean and skid-proof hiking shoes.
    8. In case of emergency, participants must be able to quickly exit the activity venue under the guidance of Park's staff.
    9. Participants must not be suffering from any infectious diseaseRemark 2specified in the First Schedule to the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap 599 of the laws of Hong Kong SAR).
    10. Participants must not have open cuts or infections.
    11. This programme is not recommended for any person who is pregnant. To comply with health and safety considerations, pregnant participants must provide a valid current approval from a Hong Kong certified medical practitioner certifying that she is safe to participate in the programme.
    12. Participants suffering from any disease (including, but not limited to fever, coughing, cold/flu, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, skin disease, heart disease, lung disease, haemophilia, epilepsy, fainting/giddiness/loss of consciousness when in close contact with animals, phobia of animals, or depressed immune mechanisms), under the influence of medication and/or alcohol are not recommended to participate in this programme.
    13. No device or equipment (including camera and recording device) is to be taken into the activity venue without the prior permission of the Park's Supervisor.
    14. Participants should contact Ocean Park at least one day in advance in order to ensure photo-taking service provided by park photographer. The programme fee does not include photos and participants need to pay for them.
    15. All participants must pass a body temperature check before they commence the programme. If a participant's body temperature is outside the range of 36.8°C ± 0.4°C, then he or she may not be permitted to join the programme.
    16. The Park's staff shall at all times have the full and final right to determine whether any participant is suitable for the programme and may refuse entry if refusal is necessary to ensure safety or order.
    17. If the Park's property is found to be lost or damaged during the programme, reimbursement in full cost must be made by the participant.
    18. The criteria listed above are subjected to change at the discretion of the Park and without prior notice.
      • 'Guardian' has the same meaning as in the < Guardianship of Minors Ordinance >.
      • These diseases include acute poliomyelitis, amoebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, botulism, chickenpox, chikungunya fever, cholera, community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection, creutzfeldt-jakob disease, dengue fever, diphtheria, enterovirus 71 infection, , food poisoning, haemophilus influenza type b infection (invasive), hantavirus infection, influenza A (H2), Variant Influenza A (H3N2), influenza A (H5), influenza A (H7), influenza A (H9), Japanese encephalitis, legionnaires' disease, leprosy, leptospirosis, listeriosis, malaria, measles, meningococcal infection (invasive), mumps, paratyphoid fever, plague, psittacosis, Q fever, rabies, relapsing fever, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, scarlet fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Severe Respiratory Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection, smallpox, streptococcus suis infection, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, typhus and other rickettsial diseases, viral haemorrhagic fever, viral hepatitis, west Nile virus Infection, whooping cough, and yellow fever.

    Section II: General Information

    It is highly recommended to make a reservation via internet prior to attending the Park due to the limited capacity. Please contact Discovery & Education Department at (852) 3923-2323 (select the language and press [4]) for any queries. Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis.

    Information can be obtained from the following locations:

    • Ocean Park website:www.oceanpark.com.hk;
    • Guest Relations at the Park's Entrance
    • Ticketing Offices at the Park's Entrance

    Application Procedure

    1. Applications can be made by the following methods:
      • Via Internet: a minimum of 2 days advance booking;
      • In-person at Ocean Park Main Entrance Ticketing Office: A minimum of 1 day advance booking before 5pm.
    2. Date of programme must be booked within 3 months from the date of application.
    3. Please arrive at the gathering point on time. Latecomers might not be admitted to the programme.
    4. The participant's name, confirmation letter and the credit card used for payment should be presented for verification on the date of visit.
    5. If you are a SmartFun Annual Pass holder, applied programme date must be valid admission days. Please present your original SmartFun Annual Pass for the purpose of verification on the programme date. If the participant fails to comply he/she must settle the price difference before the programme commencement.
    6. The date of programme cannot be changed once confirmed, except in the circumstances stated in Section III. All payments made are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    7. Session capacity: 4
    8. No direct contact with our animal will be offered during the programme.
    9. No accompanying guest is allowed (include children who are under age of 3).
    10. The itinerary or content of the programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
    11. A valid admission ticket to the Park is required for joining the programme. The price of the admission ticket is not included in the programme fee.
    12. We will take all practicable steps to destroy your personal data within a reasonable period of time that is six months from the programme date. However, where you consent or do not object to the use of your personal data in direct marketing, we may continue to retain and use your personal data (primary your name and contact details) in direct marketing product, service, activities and other subjects to you until you opt out from direct marketing at any time.

    Section III: Cancellation

    Cancellation of the Programme may be made in the following circumstances:

    1. Inclement weather, including but not limited to the hoisting of Tropical Cyclone Warning Singal no.8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal issued by Hong Kong Observatory; or
    2. Any safety issue regarding any participant, staff or animals; or
    3. Decision for immediate cancellation of the Programme at sole discretion of the Executive Director of Zoological Operations & Conservation Division of the Park or his/her delegate.

    Programme will be re-scheduled for the affected participants under the above mentioned circumstances.

    Ocean Park Corporation (the "Park" or "we")

    Personal Information Collection Statement

    Our collection of your personal information in this case is for the reasons set out below and we aim to process and hold such information on the basis of the guidelines and principles set out in this Statement and in our Privacy Policy Statement which applies generally to information held by us. We seek to comply fully with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Chapter 486) of the laws of Hong Kong.

    We have created this Statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and to disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices.

    Manner of Collection

    We primarily collect personal information directly by requesting that you complete forms or questionnaires, and also in connection with provision of services, activities or facilities to you at your request.

    We may also collect information regarding your internet protocol address, browser type, domain name and access time.

    Personal Data which may be Collected

    From time to time, it is necessary for you to supply us with different categories of personal information in connection with our provision of services, activities and facilities, depending on the nature of the services, activities and facilities offered. The personal information we collect may include (but not limited to) your name, age, title, position, address, contact number (including mobile phone and fax numbers) and email address. The personal information may also relate to other persons relevant to the information, services, activities or facilities you have requested, for example, personal information of your children or other family members. The provision of personal data or any information is voluntary, but any failure to supply the necessary personal data or information requested may result in us being unable to process your requests or provide the services, activities and facilities requested by you.

    Certain education or other programmes or activities offered by us are group activities and will be conducted within the habitat in which the animals or organisms live at Ocean Park or on the Park's premises. Such activities are also conducted during operating hours of the Park and guests other than the participants will be able to observe the encounter. For this reason, there are chances a participant may be photographed by our staff or other participants of such activities or guests within the habitat or on the premises. It is therefore a condition that each participant of such activities unconditionally agrees to be photographed by our staff or other participants or guests during the course of the activities. Submission of the application to participate in the relevant activities constitutes the acceptance of this condition by the applicant.

    We may also generate and compile information about you. Personal data and other information provided by you or generated and compiled by us about you from time to time is collectively referred to as "Your Information".

    Use of Your Information

    We may use Your Information for one or more of the following purposes from time to time:

    1. providing and processing applications or requests for services, activities and facilities, including but not limited to the purchase of Ocean Park tickets and applications for education programmes/activities of Ocean Park Academy Hong Kong and for SmartFun Annual Pass Memberships, operation of our website and matters relating to the administration, management, operation and maintenance of the same;
    2. communicating with you, including but not limited to responding to your requests for information, services, activities and facilities;
    3. designing and offering contests, games, lucky draws, promotions, surveys and/or events;
    4. enabling you to send e-mails, e-cards of preferred pages from our website to friends;
    5. marketing products, services, activities, facilities and other subjects (please see further details in "Use of Your Information in Direct Marketing" section below and you may opt out from receiving marketing information);
    6. tailoring your experience at our website, showing content of interest, displaying the content according to your preferences by use of demographic information which is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis (without revealing the identity of individual user of our website);
    7. diagnosing problems with our server and administering our website by use of your Internet Protocol address;
    8. conducting internal statistical research and analysis;
    9. making disclosure when required by any law, court order, direction, code or guideline applicable in or outside Hong Kong;
    10. investigating and handling complaints or cases involving the Park, including Ocean Park Academy Hong Kong or Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong, or any of our guests or website users; and
    11. preventing, detecting or investigating suspicious or illegal activities.

    If personal data is to be displayed after collection, e.g. in announcing contest winners details, due care will be given to anonymize it and to advise you in advance.

    Disclosure of Your Information

    We value all personal information received and do our best to maintain its privacy. Except with your prior consent or as required by law, we will not transfer or disclose Your Information to any third party except that we may transfer or disclose Your Information in or outside Hong Kong as stated below (and we will not transfer Your Information to another party for it to use in direct marketing):-

    1. our subsidiaries, associated companies and/or business associations;
    2. any personnel, agent, adviser, auditor, contractor or service provider who provides services or advice to us in connection with our operations as required to enable us to provide, or assist us in providing, the services, activities or facilities you have requested;
    3. if you consent or do not object to our use of Your Information in direct marketing (please see further details in "Use of Your Information in Direct Marketing" section below), our marketing communications and operations partners with whom we share information for the purpose of providing you with special offers and information;
    4. any person under a duty of confidentiality to us; and
    5. any person to whom we are required to make disclosure under any law, court order, direction, code or guideline applicable in or outside Hong Kong.

    You should note that as we have no control over the acts of any third party that is not our agent (e.g. any governmental agency to whom we are required to disclose Your Information), the privacy protection stated in this Statement ceases to apply to any information which has been disclosed to such a third party in accordance with this Statement. We endeavour to deal only with responsible third parties but assume no responsibility for the privacy protection provided by such third parties.

    Use of Your Information in Direct Marketing

    We are allowed to use Your Information in direct marketing only if you consent or do not object.

    In connection with direct marketing, we intend:

    1. to use your name, contact details, customer profiling information, services, products and activities portfolio information and transaction pattern and behaviour collected, compiled, generated or held by us from time to time; and
    2. to market and promote the products, services, activities, facilities, education programmes, contests, games, lucky draws, promotions and/or events relating to the Park (including Ocean Park Academy Hong Kong and Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong) or our business associations and partners, including:
      • our SmartFun Annual Pass programme reward scheme and other offerings
      • in-park food and beverage promotions
      • in-park retail products promotions
      • family, educational or recreational activities
      • news and updates on the Park's facilities, attractions and animal information or Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong
      • special events, charity events or special programmes
      • ticket purchasing and related information
      • animal and environmental conservation
      • transportation services
      • hotel accommodation and hospitality
      • survey; and

      products and services provided by our business associations and partners include:

      • airline and transportation services
      • travel services and products
      • food and beverages
      • household products
      • personal care products
      • telecommunications and related products and services
      • books and other printed materials
      • audio and visual products
      • education, toys and children goods and services
      • leisure products
      • sporting products
      • beauty products and services
      • fashion and apparel
      • flowers and hampers
      • banking, financial and insurance products
      • watches and jewellery
      • computers, electronic products and games
      • cars and related products and services
      • internet and social media services
      • real estate property
      • shopping malls
      • supermarkets and convenience stores
      • museums, cultural centres, cinemas and other venues and related programmes, exhibitions, shows and entertainment
      • hotel accommodation and hospitality
      • vouchers, coupons and gift cards
      • charity events

    Data Access and Correction

    You are entitled to access any personal data we hold about you, and if applicable to correct or update it. You also have the right to request details of our privacy policy and the types of personal data we hold.

    If you wish to exercise any such right, please send an e-mail to our Guest Relations Manager at gr@oceanpark.com.hkor write to:

    Guest Relations Manager
    Ocean Park Corporation
    Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
    Telephone : (852) 3923 2323
    Facsimile : (852) 2873 5584

    Part of the programme proceeds will go to the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong to support its research projects and public awareness programmes for wildlife conservation in Asia.

    Application Methods and Deadlines

    All "Get Closer to the Animals" education programmes are temporarily suspended until further notice, please stay tuned to our website for further updates. Should you have any enquiries, please email us at uniqueexperiences@oceanpark.com.hk. Thank you and our animal ambassadors are looking forward to "getting closer" with you again soon!

    Apply Online

    Minimum 1 day’s advance booking before 5pm.

    Apply In-person at Ocean Park Ticketing Office, Main Entrance

    Minimum 1 day’s advance booking before 5pm.

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