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Nov 16, 2010

Lion Paradise

Lion Paradise from Linton Zoological Gardens

New lion enclosure for the zoo

A fantastic centre piece for our zoo, featuring a very charismatic species.

The half acre enclosure is designed to make good use of space providing the animals with a much enriched area encouraging natural behaviour yet enabling the visitors to get very close in places.

The enclosure is cleverly landscaped with dips and hillocks to increase the surface area and to provide the animals with space to climb, chase, hide and play. 

The location and shape of the outside paddock and indoor bedrooms is designed to give the lions a panoramic view of their surroundings adding to their enrichment and from the top of a hillock they get a nice vantage point to view a fair distance. Large logs link some of the hillocks giving territorial marking points, scratching logs and another tactile surface.

Keeper talks are regularly held at the new enclosure, this enables us to raise awareness for both the lions and tigers and it is at these events that we are able to raise money for the various conservation projects we support.

The big cat talks are especially well attended and always loved by the visitors; and it is on these occasions that we are able to gauge the value of this fantastic new exhibit.

There is lots of natural planting with meadow plants, trees, shrubs and some open grassy areas providing attractive photographic backdrops.

Developed by:  Linton Zoological Gardens

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