Land of the Lions

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ZSL London Zoo’s breath-taking exhibit transports visitors from the heart of London to India’s vibrant Sasan Gir, where they can get closer than ever before to mighty Asiatic lions.

Meet our newest arrival, lioness Arya, and hear more about the move below:


Three walkways cover the 2,500sqm exhibit with thrilling, immersive Indian-themed areas to explore - including a train station, crumbling temple clearing, high street and guard hut.

For the first time, big cat lovers can embark on an interactive Indian adventure as they help ZSL’s forest rangers deal with a ‘lion-emergency’ in the Gir Forest, and lend a hand to the veterinary team who come to the rescue.

Land of the Lions will inform, inspire and excite wildlife lovers of all ages and promises to be an experience unlike any other!

Bhanu the Asiatic lion at ZSL London Zoo

Liontrust, the specialist fund management company, are proud sponsors of ZSL's Asiatic Lions Campaign.

Liontrust Asset Management



Book Zoo tickets

Book your tickets now to see our handsome male, Bhanu. Listen out for his roars on your visit!

Gifts for lion lovers

Gir Lion Lodge at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Lodges

An exciting opportunity to stay overnight within roaring distance of our Asiatic lions!

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A lion adoption gift pack

Adopt the lions 

With an adoption pack, you can help to care for our lions at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo, and support our conservation work to protect lions in the wild. 

Adopt the lions

Lion soft toy

Lion gifts 

Find the perfect present for lion lovers 

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Indian high street inside Land of the Lions

Take a 360 degree tour of the High Street in our brand new Land of the Lions exhibit!

Meet our Hanuman langurs

This week's Curious Creature is the cheeky Hanuman langur. Find out more about how these sacred monkeys have made their home...


Find out how life around India's Gir forest inspired the design of Land of the Lions!

A mother Asiatic lion walking with her two cubs in the Gir forest, Gujarat, India.

Find out how ZSL and its partners are working to protect the majestic Asiatic lion in the Gir Forest in India.

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke observing Asiatic lion

Land of the Lions has been given a royal opening by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.