Male African Lion at Adelaide Zoo
Male and female African Lions at Adelaide Zoo
Male and female African Lions at Adelaide Zoo

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Feed our hungry lions their lunch!

Help the carnivore keepers feed our hungry African Lions their meaty lunch and feel their excited snarls reverberate through your chest.

Get within a whisker of one of the planet’s most awesome predators and learn more about our majestic big cats from their keepers.

It’s an 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

  • 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

The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscalling

About Zoos SA

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

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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