Big Cats

Exhibit banner for big cats at ZSL London Zoo

Get closer than ever before to our family of Asian lions and serval.

Zoo visitors can discover more about these amazing fearsome predators whilst learning about the conservation work ZSL is doing to save the big cats before it's too late.

A close-up of a lioness at ZSL London Zoo

Melati, a Sumatran Tiger, at ZSL London Zoo.

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Lion facts

  • The Asian lion was the lion of the bible and Roman arenas
  • It used to range from Greece, across the Middle East to India, but persecution has virtually wiped it out
  • Fewer than 300 Asian lions remain in the wild and captive breeding is key to their survival

Lucifer the lion at ZSL London Zoo.

 

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Sumatran tigers originate from Sumatra in Indonesia and are critically endangered in the wild with an estimated 300 wild tigers remaining.

Tigers, like domestic cats, love to sleep and it’s not uncommon for ZSL London Zoo's tigers to sleep up to 18 hours a day.

Jae Jae the Sumatran Tiger eating at ZSL London Zoo

Jae Jae

Melati, a Sumatran Tiger, at ZSL London Zoo.

Melati