Lion feeding

We had a lovely, sunny winters day here in Wellington today….perfect to visit the zoo. Some months ago I bought a voucher for the lion encounter at the zoo. It was going to expire the end of June so I decided to book the encounter, instead of allowing it to expire. It was booked for today and I couldn’t believe how perfect the weather was

They took us ‘behind the scenes’ and explained how they train the lions to respond to a ticker and food, to allow them to check the lions and weigh them – basically just keeping an eye on their general well-being. We could then feed them too. Although it was through a fence it was an incredible experience. The lion decided to lick my hand after taking the meat, felt just like Bella (the cat’s) tongue, just bigger and sloppier 🙂

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Feeding the lion
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Licking my hand
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