Meet the Tigers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Come and meet one of the largest big cats, our Amur tigers. There may be as few as 400 Amur tigers left in the Russian Far East and by taking part in this experience you will be supporting ZSL's Amur tiger conservation project which is focussed on population monitoring, anti-poaching efforts, and increasing education and awareness.

Amur tiger at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Did you know

Amur tigers have the lightest coat of all the tigers as they are adapted to the forest on the Russian Far East. They also have the largest territories of all the tiger sub-species, this is because their prey is found in very low densities, so they have to search over large areas to find enough food to eat.


Ticket prices for 2017

  • £84 per person

The experience takes place at 10.30am on Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays, April - October.

You must be at the meeting point at 10.20am. The meeting point is located by the decking area, at the end of the yard byt the tiger house.



Terms and conditions

  • General admission ticket or valid membership per person must be purchased to be allowed entry into the zoo and take part in the Meet the Tigers experience.

  • Please listen to the keeper at all times. (Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is their upmost priority. As such, the keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the VIP area at any time should they feel necessary.)

  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience.

  • Maximum of 4 participants per experience. Children: must be at least 12 years of age and be accompanied by an adult, no more than 2 children per adult. Each adult must also has a valid Meet the Tigers ticket.

  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but must not participate in the experience. Wheelchair access is available for this experience.

  • Pregnant/ nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.  

  • Cancellations: ZSL reserves the right to alter the experience or cancel on any given day if necessary. We will endeavour to contact you via email at least 24-hours before your visit to notify you of any changes. We recommend checking your emails on the day before your visit in case we have emailed you. If these changes result in you missing the encounter or you are no longer able to attend, please contact us to discuss options. Turning up late will invalidate your ticket and will not be refunded. Bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the date will be eligible for a full refund. Thereafter changes will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ZSL