Open9:00am - 4:30pm every day
Lions Keeper Talk12.30pm every day
Roar with big cats and howl with African Wild Dogs on our magnificent carnivores trail: Lion Gorge. Come face-to-face with some of our most impressive carnivores (and one or two omnivores), including tigers, lions, Snow Leopards, and the Philippine Crocodile – the most endangered of its species. Compare toothy grins, and learn about their habitats and survival threats as you wander this leafy walkway.
Lions live in sub-Saharan Africa, with a small population in India’s Gir Forest. Males dominate the pride but generally, it's the females who hunt to feed them. The size of the male’s mane indicates his strength and virility, but now, even the king of the jungle is classed as vulnerable in the wild.
Coatis belong to the larger raccoon family and are native to South America. They're skilled tree climbers and use their long tails as balancing rods. However, they mostly feed on the ground. Coatis have a mischievous nature. The males tend to stick to themselves while the females like to socialise.
Conservation StatusLeast Concern
The Snow Leopard is one of the world's most elusive and solitary animals. They live in harsh mountain environments in countries in Eastern Europe and parts of Asia including India, China and Nepal. Their thick, patterned fur coat keeps them warm and helps them to blend into their rocky habitat.
Zoos around the world, including ours, are fighting to prevent the extinction of the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger. It is the smallest of all tigers, but their size assists them in hunting through the dense, tropical forests of Indonesia.
Conservation StatusCritically Endangered
Tasmanian Devils are the largest carnivorous marsupials in the world.