Land of the Lions

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ZSL London Zoo’s newest and most 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.


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!

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

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Heidi the Asiatic lion

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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!

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

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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.


Born at Zoo Madgeburg in Germany on May 13th 2010, Bhanu moved to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada with his brother Kamal around the age of two, before calling ZSL London Zoo home in March 2016. Our six year old male's name is Hindi for 'the sun' and he's a very talkative lion, so listen out for his deep rumbling chatter.

Rubi asiatic lionRubi

Seven year old Rubi is the oldest of our three sisters and also the shyest. You'll most likely find her doing her own thing, lying in the sun or watching her sisters play. Born at ZSL London Zoo on June 8th 2009, Rubi's favourite foods include rabbit and joints of horse.

Heidi asiatic lion

One of the younger sisters, four year old Heidi was born at ZSL London Zoo on August 28th 2011. She's the most motherly of our three sisters and can often be seen grooming and licking the other females. She's also a bit of a chatterbox, so if you hear one of the girls roaring, it's likely to be her.

Indi Asiatic lionIndi

The most affectionate of our girls, Indi is mostly likely to be seen play fighting with her sister Heidi. The two look very similar and the way to tell them apart is by the tell-tale black freckles on Indi's left cheek. Also born at ZSL London Zoo on August 28th 2011, her favourite food is duck.


Meet our Asiatic lionesses
Come and see our beautiful Asiatic lions up close!