New Lion Terrace at ZSL London Zoo

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London Zoo‘s magnificent Asian lion family showed their support for the England football team as their new, improved paddock was unveiled this morning.

This is Lucifer, a seven-year-old father of two. We suspect he might be a tad more excited about the meaty treat stuffed inside the football than the beautiful game!

The new big cat enclosure will allow visitors to get even closer to the zoo’s lion pride.

And the England footballs will continue to kick around the enclosure as part of the animals’ enrichment.


  1. Carinya says:

    Reminds me of walking into work through Regent’s Park one morning and hearing a lion’s roar. Great start to the day!

  2. Lilac says:

    i love this guy! rroarr!

  3. Martin says:

    Jolly patriotic and quite right too for one of the animals from our coat-of-arms.