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Return of the Kings

You can learn more about Asiatic lions, Land of the Lions and the important work that ZSL London Zoo undertakes in the Gir Forest with support from Liontrust in our new booklet.

World Lion Day 2020

To mark World Lion Day 2020, some frozen treats were hung from a custom built 'seesaw' to help ZSL London Zoo's lionesses Heidi, Indi and Rubi cool down in the warm weather.

Kathryn Sanders, ZSL lion keeper said: “Placing the pride’s breakfast on the raised ‘seesaw’ encouraged them to use their natural skills to jump up and pull down the food, in the same way they would hunt large prey in the wild. 

The world’s only wild population of Asiatic lions reside in the Sasan Gir Forest in Gujarat, India. ZSL’s Land of the Lions exhibit has been carefully designed to replicate Sasan Gir, with a bustling Indian high street, colourful murals, ruined temple and a replica train station. In keeping with the exhibit, the seesaw has been painted to replicate a level crossing – as sun-warmed train tracks are a favourite resting spot for the wild big cats.

“As an international conservation charity, our work extends far beyond the boundaries of ZSL London Zoo. The endangered Asiatic lions at ZSL London Zoo are ambassadors for the conservation work being supported by the Zoological Society of London in the Gir Forest, India.”

  World Lion Day at ZSL London Zoo 2019

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