Big Cat Gifts for big cat lovers

Big cats are the most majestic of animals.   Species of big cats include tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, snow leopards and cheetahs.  And there are some wonderful gift ideas for big cat lovers - here are just a few... 

With the big cat experiences, it's really important that you note age restrictions, whether adults need to be with children and also participant guidelines.  Some big cat experiences are not available for women who may be or who are pregnant, for instance.  

Take a prowl around the Big Cat Experiences available through Virgin Experience Days

Big Cat Experience Days 
At Dartmoor Zoo in Devon, Virgin Experience Days list a couple of Big Cat Experiences.  For instance, how about a "Meet the Tiger Animal Encounter for Two"?  This is a 20 to 30 minute experience - you'll meet one of the keepers and then get close and personal with male tiger Dragan.  This is a wonderful opportunity to ask lots of questions.   The tiger is one of the most feared predators on earth, so you must follow your guide's instructions all the time.   There's also free access to the rest of the zoo, a hot drink and a slice of cake in the Jaguar Restaurant!  This is for £190.00  Find out more from Virgin Experience Days 

They've also got a "Become a Big Cat Keeper for Two" experience at Dartmoor Zoo in Devon for £499.00.  Pounce for more information about it here. 

Come and see us cats in Kent!

Come and see us cats in Kent!
This one is at the Big Cat Sanctuary, (Big Cats about the House on BBC2 with conservationist Giles Clark was filmed here) in Kent.  Lions, leopards, cheetahs, pumas, jaguars and more live here and this is a roaringly great opportunity to find out more about the cats, and the conservation work the Sanctuary is doing to help them in the UK and abroad.  BuyaGift has a Big Cat Encounter (a different price for the weekend and weekday) and also a Ranger for the Day experience (again, different prices for weekend and weekdays).  And you can get 10% off with our exclusive code AHW2024BAG - it's valid to 31.12.24 and is site wide (some products are excluded).   Find out more from BuyaGift about the Big Cat experiences.  (They've also got a Big Cat Keeper Experience for Two at Dartmoor Zoo in Devon.)

How about a Paul Hollywood Afternoon Tea at The Big Cat Sanctuary for Two?

How about a Paul Hollywood Afternoon Tea at The Big Cat Sanctuary for Two, Kent?
Tuck into a delicious Paul Hollywood designed Afternoon Tea!   There's a selection of finger sandwiches, home-made cakes and scones in the conservatory restaurant, overlooking the Asiatic Lion enclosure. After your tea, you’ll have the opportunity to wander at your leisure to see the incredible Big and Small Cats for whom the Big Cat Sanctuary is home.   With lions, tigers, jaguar, cheetah, leopards, snow leopards and pumas, the sanctuary has a number of breeding pair residents.  It's part of the International Breeding Programme, and the hope is that the breeding will be successful and new generations of rare species will come into the world! For £130 from Virgin Experinence Days.  

For tiger lovers and big cat fans, why not make a donation to this tiger appeal? For tiger lovers and big cat fans, why not make a donation to this tiger appeal? 

Tigers4Ever have an appeal through Global Giving and they want to provide extra patrols to help protect tigers in the Bandhargarh National Park.   Tigers and people there are going through a difficult time due to the coronavirus;  donations can really make a difference to protect tigers.  Find out more here.
Meet the Tigers at Whipsnade Zoo! Meet the Tigers at Whipsnade Zoo!

Meet and feed a stunning Amur tiger with this tiger experience.  It's hosted by an expert zoo keeper and this will give you a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the life of the very rare Amur tiger.  There's a health and safety briefing first, and you'll then help the zookeeper feed an Amur tiger.  There are a maximum of four people taking part in the experience, which takes place behind the scenes.  It's £84 per person.  Find out more from Whipsnade Zoo. 
How about a Tiger Keeper Experience at London Zoo?

How about a Tiger Keeper Experience at London Zoo?

Wow!  Sumatran tigers are extremely rare indeeed - and this is a chance to join London Zoo's team before the zoo opens for the day to experience what it takes to look after the Sumatran tiger family there and what goes on behind-the-scenes at Tiger Territory!  Create enrichment, get into a bit of cleaning, see the keepers training, and find out about the work being done within the zoo and out in the wild. If you're lucky, you may even get feed one of the tigers! This is an intimate experience for up to four people only. Your tickets also includes admission to the zoo so that you can spend the rest of the day visiting the other 15,000+ animals!  All for £170 per person.   Find out more from London Zoo.

The Natural History Museum has some amazing prints of big cats

The Natural History Museum has some amazing prints of big cats, including this one pictured left by Marina Cano.   What a print! Olobor is a famous lion from the ‘Black Rock’ pride in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Marina found him resting in the late afternoon.  The grass around Olobor was black, since local Maasai herdsmen had burnt it to stimulate a new flush of grass.  Marina had to lower her camera out of her vehicle to get this amazing portrait.   Find out more here

Portrait of Olobor Wall Print is © Marina Cano 2022

 This is the WWF, Big Cats Calendar 2024 This is the WWF, Big Cats Calendar 2024.   Roar into 2024 with this calendar with its beautiful images of snow leopards, lions, tigers and leopards.   Starting in January, the calendar works on a month to view basis, and this wall calendar will give big cat lovers a great way to stay on track during 2024!  Find out more here.