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Big Cat Keeper For A Day
OverviewExperience what it's like to be a Big Cat Zoo Keeper at Dartmoor Zoo. Please note: The minimum age for this experience is 18.
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Big Cat Keeper For A Day at Dartmoor Zoo
This is a hard work, hands on, all day experience. You'll be working with our expert big cat team here at Dartmoor Zoo caring for the widest variety of big cats in the south west of England. You'll learn about the fine balance of the feeding routine and training that is so important to keeping big cats healthy and happy. Not for the faint hearted, it is an amazing experience that will live with you forever.
You can enjoy this experience all year round, any day of the week with the exception of the Christmas holidays. Demand is high and places are strictly limited, so you're advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
What happens on the day?
While every day is different here at Dartmoor Zoo, depending on what is happening, a typical Big Cat Keeper For A Day might be something like this (be warned, it's an early start!):
"We visited DZP for the Big Cat Keeper Experience 15.03.13 and were blown away by the whole thing. Highly recommend the day - we has Hannah and Kat showing us round and believe me you really get involved. I have so much respect for DZP and all the staff and volunteers that work there to help the park survive from day to day. We will return and from now on will support the park financially as they really need the money to keep up the excellent work. Look forward to our next visit. Thank you all for a unforgettable day." - Kerry & Gareth Knights
“We have just had the great privilege of doing this today. It was one of the most amazing days I have ever had. Ray and I were so looked after by Laura and Kate - thank you so much and I can definitely recommend the experience. I fully intend to do this again. It was great" - Bellas Pet Supplies
"Thanks for the amazing day on Sunday doing the big cat keeper experience. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and we enjoyed every minute of it. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.” - Michelle Grieves
"We had a brilliant day and would like to thank the girls who took us round the zoo. We met Ben and he signed his book for us too which was cool. The animals in this zoo are amazing, I totally fell in love with the tigers. Thanks again for making sunday so brilliant!” - Linzi & Chris"
Give the gift of a life-changing experience...
Is there an animal-lover in your life who deserves a fantastic gift experience? Give someone you know the gift of a 'Big Cat Keeper For A Day' at Dartmoor Zoo.
If you want to make a gift of an experience you need not worry about booking or the availability of the intended recipient. With a DZP Gift Certificate your animal-lover can book the experience at a time that suits them, so you can keep the surprise a secret until the ideal moment.
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Terms and Conditions:
For 2-for-1 offers, both people must enjoy the experience at the same time. To claim the offer, you must add an additional person to your purchase by using the box above. The minimum age of persons allowed for this experience is 18 years of age and it is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant, has a high blood pressure, or is of a nervous disposition. You will be allowed to take photographs, but only at the discretion of the zoo staff. During the experience, instructions by zoo staff must be followed at all times and participation is allowed only on your acceptance of the strict health and safety requirements which you'll be required to sign on the day. Please note that this experience is subject to availability, conditions and animal welfare considerations. In the unlikely event that the experience cannot be conducted, reimbursement is limited to the refund of the experience fee alone.
For more information contact: Hannah Webb
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