See lions on foot for the first time in the Safari Park’s history! Opening Friday 7th July. 


Lions are impressive, large cats that live in groups, which are called prides. One of the most recognisable aspects of a lion is its mane, which is the longer hair male lions grow around their head, neck and chest. The colour of a mane can vary from lighter blondes, to much darker browns and blacks. Male lions roar to warn the pride about danger, scare off intruders and show their dominance – it can be heard up to five miles away!

The new habitat is home to four male lions who were all born at the Park in 2019 – brothers Hodge, Harabi and Havoc and their half-brother Hercules. 


Guests will be able to watch the siblings from the new viewpoint, as they explore their new home which is enriched with scented planting, pools, climbing stations and dens.

State-of-the-art housing has been built for our lions, surrounded by an enriched habitat, thriving with vegetation and allowing these big cats to have 24-hour access to their indoor and outdoor environments.

Have a chance to take part on centre stage as the STAR OF THE SEA LION SHOW.


There is no single estimate of how many African lions are left in the wild. Estimates range between 20,000 and 30,000, with recent reports suggesting a lower figure.  It’s clear that numbers are declining.  In 2015, scientists suggested a 42% decrease over the previous 21 years. Major causes of the decline are habitat disappearance, a reduction in lion prey species and an increase in human-lion conflict. People are frightened that lions are dangerous to them and to their farm animals, so they kill lions to keep themselves safe. The number of lions being poached for use in traditional medicine is also becoming a concern.
You can help by supporting the Lion Landscape Conservation Programme: