If you are enamoured by wild life and would like to get close to all those ferocious animals, although from a distance, the best way to do so is to go to the best UK zoo or a safari park where you will be able to learn more about the characteristics of the big animals especially the Big Cats that seem to be quite intimidating. The animals that belong to this category and can roar include the tiger, lion, jaguar and leopard. However, the other members of this category include the cheetah, snow leopard, clouded leopard and cougar. These animals have strong sharp claws and well developed prominent canine teeth. They survive mainly on a meat diet as they are carnivores. They are apex predators surviving on other animals and having no predators of their own. The best UK zoo having four species of Big Cats is the Chester Zoo.
If you wish to have a close encounter and tea with tigers, just head to Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne where you will be able to take afternoon tea in the Treetops Cafe after experiencing a special guided tour and getting interesting information on tigers and being able to ask any questions regarding them that have been at the back of your minds for a long time. You may not have known that their skin and fur is striped. You can also take some close-up souvenir snaps of the majestic animals by walking across the Big Cat Walk and then you can explore the other parts of the park.
You can also walk with wolves if you go to the outskirts of Reading where the volunteers at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust will take you around the surrounding countryside with two fully grown wolves on metal leashes in front of them. You will also get the opportunity to take interesting pictures and stroke the wolves. However, in the case of wolves, they should be stroked on the underside of their stomach indicating that you are submitting to them.
You can also get up close and meet Africa’s meerkats if you visit Hertfordshire, Chester or Preston. You can get the opportunity to prepare lunch for the meerkats.
These animals will pop out of their pen if you sprinkle their food. You can then take a stroll around and meet other animals.
In some of the best UK zoos, you can see Asiatic lions, North African Cheetahs, Jaguars and Sumatran Tigers.