Big Cats – Lions and Tigers

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Unfortunately, the Big Cat House remains closed due to COVID-19 Restrictions. However, you can still see the cats in their outdoor enclosures.

Our Big Cat House is one of the earlier buildings on site and we hope to be upgrading it in the not too distant future. It’s currently home to our African lions and Amur tiger, although, slotted between them is our meerkat enclosure, always a popular destination!

Our lions, father and son, Wallace and Khari, enjoy a specious, multi surface outdoor enclosure with a heated “rock” which enables them to be out in the fresh air all year round. There are plenty of hiding places for the lions’ food which provides them with daily enrichment as they use their great sense of smell to find their meat.

The house also provides a home to our stunning Amur tiger, Alyona. The outdoor area comprises a large grass paddock with plenty of shrubs and trees for shade, a pool and platforms on which she spends much of hertime chilling.

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We’re open!!

Visitor numbers will be limited each day and we advise all visitors to book online to guarantee entry. 
Please ensure you choose the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and dates can not be changed.

Groups of more than 6 visitors will not be permitted to enter the zoo. 
This applies to visitors of all ages, including under 3s. Exceptions apply only if everyone in your group live together in the same household or are part of a support bubble.

A face mask or face covering must be worn in all indoor areas of the zoo.
Exceptions apply only if you declare that you have a government listed exemption or are under the age of 11.

This is in accordance with current Government restrictions and laws, specific to England. You may be refused admission if you attempt to visit the zoo in a group of more than 6 or without a face covering and don’t declare a valid exemption.

You can find out everything we're doing to keep our visitors, staff and animals safe here.