Do you want to get up close and personal with the beautiful big cats of Dartmoor Zoo? This fantastic experience lets you and a lucky friend or partner get a unique insight into the life of a keeper and get close to some of natures most intimidating predators. Not for the faint hearted, your jam-packed day will involve interaction with five different species including lions, tigers and jaguars. Your day will entail every aspect of the animal care beginning with an induction and safety briefing, you will then undertake food preparation, feeding, helping out with daily events and working with the animals. If that's not enough, you will also see some other fearsome carnivores like the bears or wolves as you work alongside the passionate and enthusiastic zoo keepers and discover what it takes to look after these amazing creatures. Become a keeper for the day and enjoy the excitement of getting to know the animals with the largest variety of big cats in the south west. You will also enjoy lunch in the Jaguar Restaurant with wonderful views over the enclosures. This experience is not for the meek, but it will be one you will never forget.
Need to Know
On arrival at 08.00 you will be greeted by a friendly member of staff and offered refreshments in the Jaguar Restaurant as you go over your induction and safety briefing. Then you will spend two hours involved with the lions, tigers and jaguars, getting up close and learning how they are cared for by the keepers. Then there will be a break before you spend time with the bears and wolves and then prepare dinner for the big cats. Following your break for lunch its time to feed the cats. You will finish at around 15.00 having spent an exciting day with keepers, getting an insight into every aspect of the care they give to the cats.