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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.

Please note that our Meet the Tigers experience is currently unavailable due to Czar, our Amur Tiger, leaving Whipsnade in mid-June. Please check back in mid-July for an update.

Ticket and Voucher Holders:

We can’t yet confirm when a new tiger will be moving to Whipsnade Zoo, and have taken the difficult decision to cancel bookings until end of July. All ticket holders have been contacted directly if your experience has been affected. 

For voucher holders who have not yet redeemed their experience, we will be honouring vouchers which may expire over this period. Please do contact us at [email protected] if you have any further questions.

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

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.