Two male Lions relaxing side by side, on a sunny platform, looking into the distance.

Lion behind the scenes

COST

$83.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$75.00 Zoo Members

AVAILABILITY

Daily at 4.00pm (arrive 5 minutes early)

DURATION

25 minutes

GROUP SIZE

Max. 8 people

RESTRICTIONS 

Minimum age 10. Participants aged 10-15 years MUST have accompanying adult supervision 1A:2C

Closed-toe shoes must be worn

Visitors aged 18 years or older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an eligible COVID-19 digital certificate exemption. More information

Fitted face masks are to be worn on all encounters, behind the scenes, tours and in some animal habitats, which will be signed

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Due to current restrictions, this encounter is not currently running and we are unable to take bookings or create a waitlist.

Please keep an eye on the website in 2022 for when this encounter will be available again.

As the Zoo slows down and our animals get ready for bed, join us at Lion Gorge for an intimate behind-the-scenes experience where you will meet our lion boys, Nididi and Zuberi, as well as the passionate keepers who care for them.

Each encounter will be unique, allowing our Keepers to let the individual animals shine and give them the choice to control how they participate.

Your participation will help contribute to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.

Zoo entry not included. Book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.