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Big Cat Keeper (for two people)


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. This is an intense, hard work, hands-on experience starting at 8:30am and running through to 1pm. The zoo is yours to explore for the remainder of the day. Not for the fainthearted, this amazing experience will live with you forever.

Please note, this is a very physical experience, so a good level of mobility is required.

– A full-on experience as a big cat zoo keeper
– Get involved in feeding the cats
– Learn all about our four different species
– Enjoy a hot drink and slice of cake in the Jaguar Restaurant
– Inclusive of Zoo entry

Minimum age is 18 years old.


This experience is available to book on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Dates are available up to 6 months in advance.

To discuss dates, please call 01752 837645 or email our team to confirm availability. Please note, due to popular demand, this experience can book up very quickly and there may be a long waiting time for the next available date.

Now more than ever, Dartmoor Zoo needs your support to help feed your favourite animals and fund conservation work here and around the world.

Your purchase makes our vital work possible and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support.

This voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.