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

Lion behind the scenes


$87.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$79.00 Zoo Members


Daily at 4.00pm (arrive 5 minutes early)


25 minutes


Max. 8 people


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

Closed-toe shoes must be worn

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

Read the full terms and conditions

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.