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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Lion Camp®

White rhino with calf


Although the Zoo and Safari Park are temporarily closed, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for the animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is more critical now than ever before and will provide a vital lifeline to the wildlife in our care.



Lion Camp®

A lion’s life is all about sleeping, napping, and resting. In a 24-hour period, lions have short bursts of intense activity followed by long bouts of lying around that can total up to 21 hours! These gorgeous felines are good climbers and often rest in trees, perhaps to catch a cool breeze or to get away from flies. You may see one of our African lions relaxing in an acacia tree at Lion Camp®!

You can observe natural lion behaviors as the cats romp in the grass, explore the logs and rocks, or rest in the cool shade. Come right up to the large glass panels for some eye-to-eye moments with the beasts. Meet a lion up close during a Behind-the-Scenes Safari.

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