Feed a white lion – what’s it all about?
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.
Where can I feed a white lion?
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!
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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