Yes, that’s right, get the King of the Jungle to come right up to you like a big pussycat and take food right out of your hand!
You get to within inches of 150 kilos or one of the wildest and most cunning carnivores on the planet. You get to look in those cold, killer eyes, feel that hot steaming breath on your face, and touch that wonderful rich lion fur.
And – this is the good bit – it doesn’t eat you afterwards!
The whole lion feeding experience is carefully controlled by a highly skilled keeper, and you are separated from the animal by a cunningly designed fence that lets you feed him but stops him from ripping your arm off. Isn’t technology wonderful lol ?
Depending on where and when you go on a big cat feeding day, you may even be able to feed cheetahs, leopards or other cats. It all depends what animals they have available on the day.
But you’ll always be able to feed a lion or a tiger at minimum if you buy a big cat feeding experience.
To help you decide, we’re written for you a comprehensive guide to the whole Big Cat Feeding Experience, where we cover the types of experience day available, the locations, and what happens on a typical day.
We also monitor the available feeding days available and bring you the very latest up to the minute prices so you can be sure you’re getting the very keenest prices available. And you’ll also be the first to take advantage of any special offers.
There’s actually quite a limited number of different ones available, but they’re marketed separately by all the major experience providers who may vary prices and make special offers independently of the others. So you’ll need to check out our full big-cat-feeding guide here
This top animal experience is one of the select few you can pick that gives you the opportunity to actually feed a big cat by hand. Most people think it’s impossible, especially as the cats involved are wild animals and anything but pets. But with the proper instruction, and the right fence between you so that you don’t become dinner yourself (!) it’s an experience to end all experiences having one of these magnificent beings take food right out of your fingers.
The only place that currently has white lions to feed is the lovely Paradise Wildlife Park near Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. We’ve been there many times, and absolutely love the place. The keepers are kind, friendly and very approachable, with an astonishing knowledge of the animals they are caring for, and a deep commitment to their welfare.
And in turn the animals show that feeling you only see in well-cared for and contented creatures.
Paradise Park doesn’t only have big cats, but also a wonderful range of exotic creatures in purpose-built enclosures where they can lead contented lives and be seen in superb quasi-natural environments. As part of your Feed a White Lion experience, you get free admission to the park for the day. And there’s so much to enjoy that after your visit, you won’t be able to wait to come back and take in all the animals you couldn’t fit in first time round!
Which other big cats can I feed?
You can feed regular lions, cheetahs, assorted leopards, and especially that largest and proudest of all the big cats, the tiger. The specific animals available for feeding depends on what they have available on the day – but you can always be sure that there are at least lions and tigers.
Tigers, in fact do turn out to be the favourite animals to be fed, and an awful lot of people who buy an experience hoping to feed something else, once they’ve clapped eyes on just how large, fierce, terrifying and stripey these bad boys are, just fall in love there and then and insist on feeding their tiger rather than whichever feline giant they had intended to feed when they bought the experience!
Fortunately, we’ve written you comprehensive guide telling you everything you need to know about experiences where you can feed a big cat by hand.
And in that guide we also monitor for you the very latest up to date prices so you can be sure of the keenest price when you buy. And you also get the benefit of any special offers as and when they happen – watch out for “two for one” deals!
Check out your guide here
And finally, just in case you were looking for the chance to feed that classic eighties rock band White Lion we’d better say right away that you’ve come to the wrong place! But because we care about our customers, here’s a consolation video from Youtube of White Lion in concert in New York in 1988
Getting to shadow a big cat keeper is a great way to get a good look behind the scenes at a big cat enclosure.
This superb day out gives you unprecedented access to the world of the zookeeper tending to the big cats, from mucking out, checking on their welfare, maintaining their enclosure to keep them safe and secure, to preparing their food and even feeding them at mealtime.
It’s quite a lot more than the straightforward “feed a big cat” day and you get to spend quite a bit longer with the staff and see parts of the cat house that you wouldn’t normally see.
Lions, tigers and cheetahs, to name but a few, will be in your care (closely supervised of course by your very knowledgeable keeper!). And we’ve found that the keepers for this experience at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire are as friendly as they come, but have big cat knowledge second to none.
And even better, entrance to the park for the whole day is included, so if you’ve any time left when your shadowing experience is over, you can enjoy the many and varied collections of other wild animals that are living there.
As usual with animal experiences, the selfsame experience is sold by the major experience merchants, so when you’ve made sure that it is indeed the same experience, we recommend buying on price. Watch out for special offers too! We only partner with the best and most reputable suppliers, so you’ll be sure of a good deal. And because our prices are up to the minute, you can buy in the knowledge that you’re getting the very best price available.
Get close to the largest, most powerful and most fearsome of the big cats. And have him eating out of the palm of your hand.
Feeding a tiger is the most fearsome big cat experience there is. Nobody who’s not been right up to this stripey giant and felt his steaming hot breath on their face or stared into those cold, predator eyes, can understand just how big, handsome and all-powerful a tiger is.
Well just try to imagine that. And imagine it bigger and bigger. And scarier and scarier. And stripier and stripier. And then some. And you’ll still be some way short of what magnificent creatures these biggest of big cats are.
But once you’ve done it, you’ll understand the fascination of this amazing creature.
And just imagine being able to say that you’ve actually held out some food for him, and he’s taken it out of your hand. And you’ve stroked him. And you have photos and videos to prove it.
Will your mates be green or what?
Well the good news is that we’ve put together the ultimate big-cat feeding experience guide where you can check out the experiences, compare prices and pick yourself the best possible deal for your day out of a lifetime.
Feed a tiger – how does it work?
Well what you do is buy a big-cat feeding experience, and choose your preferred big cat on the day.
There are two big-cat feeding centres, both in the South of England, where you’ll be able to feed a tiger. Just check out our comprehensive guide here, then book your big-cat feeding experience. Have a brilliant time talking to your friendly and knowledgeable keeper, finding out all about these monarchs of the feline world, and when you’ve looked at all the big cats on your visit, pick out your tiger and feed him (or her).