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).