Please be advised we are currently operating under a COVID Management Plan. Some entry restrictions apply. Please visit SA Health Contact Tracing website here for the most up-to-date information regarding South Australians restrictions. We expect to reach our COVID-19 capacity during this period – please book date-specific tickets online here. On days when we are sold out, a number of tickets *might* become available as guests leave.
Male African Lion at Adelaide Zoo
Male and female African Lions at Adelaide Zoo
Male and female African Lions at Adelaide Zoo

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have suspended the sale of date-specific tickets to this animal experience until further notice. However, you can purchase a non-date-specific voucher.

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Feed our hungry lions their lunch!

Get within a whisker of one of the planet’s most awesome predators!

Go behind the scenes to explore their exhibit before you hand feed our hungry African Lions their meaty lunch and feel their excited snarls reverberate through your chest.

It’s a wild experience you’ll never forget – we’re sure of it.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 10 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the lions’ exhibit
  • Feed our enormous lions their lunch
  • Get within a whisker of these incredible creatures

Lionesses share the hunting and babysitting duties while the males are responsible for protecting the pride and territory.

A lions roar can be heard from as far as eight kilometres away.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Sadly over the past 21 years, the equivalent of three lion generations, the wild lion population is believed to have been reduced by 43%. It’s now estimated that there may be as few as 20,000 lions remaining in the wild.

We’re on a mission to save lions from extinction and that’s why we support a large group of rangers to patrol the Sera Conservancy in Kenya to protect lions and other African species from poaching. We are also raising valuable funds to safeguard lions in their native Zambia through our partnership with Painted Dog Conservation Inc supporting the Zambian Carnivore Program.

By purchasing a ticket to our Lion Encounter, you are helping us save lions from extinction in the wild. To support us even further you can also adopt our African Lions or make a tax deductible donation. Your support will help us continue our important conservation work and help safeguard this species.

Want to get involved? You can help!

Adopt or donate

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

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