Big Cat Keeper Experience
For a truly memorable experience, get up close to the African Lions and Bengal Tigers as a Big Cat Keeper!
Our Keeper Experiences were 'Highly Commended' in the South West Tourism Awards in 2013 and 2012. We were judged as a finalist for 'Tourism Activity of the Year' at the Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Industry Awards 2013 and 2011.
What will I get to do?
- One to one big cat experience with the African Lions and Bengal Tigers.
- Meat preparation and feeding the Lions and Tigers a morning snack as part of their regular health checks
- Help with cleaning out and daily maintenance of the enclosure.
- Enrichment activities for the Big Cats.
Watch the Big Cat Keeper Experience video
Please note, details of the Big Cat Keeper Experience included in the video may change.
When is it available?
Experiences are available Tuesday to Saturday, the experience is for 2 hours from between 8am- 10am.
Each Big Cat Experience is one to one with a Zoo Keeper and includes full admission into the zoo for the day.
Who is it for?
Adults only. The minimum age for this experience is 18 years old. Please call if the participant has any special needs before you book.
1 participant: £150
2 participants: £230
We do not allow guests for this experience due to Health and Safety regulations.
Please call us if the participant has any special needs before you book.
The cost includes admission into the zoo for the rest of the day.
Please read our Keeper Terms and Conditions before booking.
The Keeper Experience involves close contact and active work with a variety of large and potentially dangerous animals. Participants must listen and obey the instructions given by our Keepers at all times, this is to ensure your safety and the safety of the animals. Failure to follow the instructions of our Keepers may result in the curtailment or alteration of your experience without a refund.