Cost

$83 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$75 Zoo Members

Availability

10.55am on Monday and Thursday  

1.10pm on Saturday

Duration

40 minutes

Group size

Max. 6 people

Restrictions 

Minimum age 8 years.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Covered 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

Bring your pride to meet our pride at Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Lion Encounter.

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.

Lions are one of the only social cats and live in family groups called prides. Now you have the rare opportunity to book your up-close experience with these wonderful creatures.

Please join us for this amazing intimate experience where you will journey behind the scenes to meet some of the members of our incredible lion pride as well as the passionate keepers who care for them.

Experience how our keepers care for these stunning animals and manage the changing dynamics of our growing pride.

Each encounter will be different, allowing our Keepers to let the individual animals shine and give them the choice in how they participate. This means that although each experience may be unique, it will certainly be one you won’t forget. 

Your Lion Encounter helps Zoos Victoria fight extinction. 

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.