Type of place
Base Camp

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Meet the Tigers

Get up close and feed world's biggest cat, the Amur tiger, with a special Meet the Tigers experience.

This is a once in a lifetime experience to meet and feed a beautiful Amur tiger. Hosted by an expert zookeeper, you'll get a unique insight into the life of an Amur tiger and the chance to ask questions about these incredible animals. 

Book meet the tigers

Tiger experience 

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our expert zoo keeper. You will then help our Zookeeper feed an Amur tiger whilst learning more about these amazing animals. There will be a maximum of four people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the tiger and zoo keeper.

Tip: Meet the Tigers takes place behind the scenes and due to the small group size, spectators are not permitted access to this area.

Meet the Tigers experience includes:

  • Meet and feed an Amur tiger
  • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about our tigers

Please note that admission to Whipsnade Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. 

Visitor experiences

  • This was such a magical experience, being so close to Dmitri was a genuine privilege.
    - Stephen
  • Absolutely incredible, we got amazing photos and we'll be raving about this to everyone!
    - Katie
  • The keepers were fantastic and so informative, I was so excited for this experience and it didn't disappoint!
    - Tasha
  • The most memorable birthday present ever!
    - Jake

Please note: Children MUST be over the age of 12 years old to participate and must be accompanied by a participating adult (maximum 2 children per adult).

Important information about your experiences:

  • We require you to wear gloves to take part in this experience. This is to ensure both your safety and that of our animals.
  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately.
  • Participants must be 12 years of age or older 
  • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid zoo entry ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the behind the scenes area free of charge but will not participate in the experience. 
  • Wheelchair access is not available for this experience. For more information please discuss with us when you book
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information


  • Meet the Tigers takes place at 11am on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year. 

Tigers at the Zoo

  • Amur tiger at Whipsnade Zoo
    Panthera tigris altaica

    Amur tiger

    Discover incredible facts about Amur tigers.

  • Three tiger brothers Makari Czar and Dmitri
    23 December 2021

    Tiger Christmas

    Three-year-old Amur tigers, Dmitri, Makari and Czar discovered the colourful Christmas presents, each sprayed with a different, intriguing scent.

  • Makari the Amur tiger cub at Whipsnade Zoo
    25 July 2018

    Amur tiger cubs

    Look back at our tigers Dmitri and Czar when they were cubs.

  • Amur tiger cub with mum Naya at Whipsnade Zoo
    28 September 2018

    Cub update: Watch our Amur tiger cubs' adorable first moments

    Keep up-to-date with the progress of our Amur tiger cubs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo born on 23 June 2018.