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Big Cat Keeper for a Day

(4 customer reviews)




– A full-on day as a Big Cat zoo keeper –
– Get involved in feeding the cats –
– Learn all about our four different species –
– Enjoy lunch in the Jaguar Restaurant –
– Get a certificate of your achievement –

This is an intense, hard work, hands on, all day experience, starting at 8am. You’ll be working with our expert big cat team caring for the widest variety of big cats in the south west of England. You’ll learn all about the different characters, their history at the zoo as well as the fine balance of the feeding routine and training that is so important to keeping big cats healthy and happy. Not for the fainthearted, this is an amazing experience that will live with you forever.

Minimum age is 18 years old.

Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Big Cat Keeper for a Day

  1. Mr D

    Purchased for my partners ‘special’ birthday, we had a fantastic day with Ash & Charlotte, struggled to take it all in!
    If you are reading this, BOOK IT – you really won’t regret it!
    Being in close proximity to these majestic animals is incredible, getting hands on is something we never thought we’d get the chance to do.

    • dartmoor zoo

      We’re so glad you had a good day – thank you for telling others about your experience.

  2. Carol B

    My big cat experience gift was 2/3 years ago but I still buzz with excitement when I think about it. The whole day was absolutely fantastic. It’s great to get an inside feel of the work these amazing keepers do. I even got to hand feed some of the smaller animals. It is hard work and not for the faint hearted but worth every single penny.

  3. Guy Byrne

    My partner and myself had a brilliant time during our Big Cat Keeper experience. The Zoo was very well kept and had good amenities and grounds. The food was of a very good standard and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We spent the day with two keepers (Hannah and Beth) who were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome. Their knowledge was second to none and they really went out of their way to give us an amazing experience. All of the animals (mostly the big cats) that we helped to look after seemed very happy and well kept; their enclosures were adequate and well maintained and they well-being was clearly of a high priority. I would recommend the zoo to anyone that is interested, and especially recommend the Big Cat Keeper experience to anyone who has a keen interest in what it takes to look after these amazing animals. I will definitely be coming back to this zoo for hopefully many years to come.

  4. Nick

    a minute ago
    Just did the big cat keeper experience for the day with my girl friend and was blown away.. Absolutely surpassed all my expectations. We cleaned out their dens, got their food ready, set up toys to play with etc.. .. You get so close it’s unbelievable and you leave with a massive respect of these beautiful cats. Something you will never experience unless you really are big cat keeper.. Brilliant day.. Many many thanks dartmoor

    • dartmoor zoo

      Thank you! Glad you had a truly memorable day.

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