Lion lookout

Visitors to Lion Ridge will be able to get even closer to our big cats as we prepare to install a new lookout.

The £25,000 platform is set to be built opposite the wild dog enclosure in time for the summer holidays and will give visitors an uninterrupted view of our three Asiatic lions – even when they’re enjoying a siesta underneath the cantilevered Tecton balcony!

Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “The lions are one of our most popular species on site and their one-acre paddock is one of our most innovative enclosures.

“The lions are well settled in there and this additional raised platform will allow visitors greater views of them from all angles.”