Monarto Safari Park
Woman watching African Lion tear into meat
Close-up of Female African Lion's eyes
Close-up of Spotted Hyena poking out tongue
Man watching Spotted Hyena through mesh during Lions at Bedtime experience

Put the pride of African Lions to bed

Assist the keeper in calling the lions into their night quarters before getting a big meaty treat.

That’s not all though: you’ll also get the opportunity to come face to face with another amazing African carnivore – the Spotted Hyena.

Watch the hyena clan enjoy some enrichment and witness a fascinating training session with the keepers that will show you the truth behind these misunderstood animals.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 10 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Go behind the scenes and discover the lions’ night quarters
  • Meet the magnificent pride of African Lion
  • Come face to face with the fascinating Spotted Hyena

Monarto Safari Park is home to Australia’s largest lion pride.

A lions roar can be heard from as far as eight kilometres away.

Hyenas are unfortunately a misunderstood species, often portrayed simply as daft scavengers. In reality, they’re excellent hunters with a success rate of up to 95%, intelligent and have wonderful personalities.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Sadly over the past 21 years the lion population in the wild is believed to have been reduced by 43%. That’s the equivalent of three generations. It is now estimated that there may be as few as 20,000 lions remaining in the wild.

We’re on a mission to save lions from extinction and that’s why we support a large group of rangers to patrol the Sera Conservancy in Kenya to protect lions and other African species. We are also raising valuable funds to safeguard lions in their native Zambia through our partnership with Painted Dog Conservation Inc supporting the Zambian Carnivore Program.

By purchasing a ticket to Lions at Bedtime, you are helping us save lions from extinction in the wild. To support us even further you can also adopt our pride of African Lions or Spotted Hyena or make a tax deductible donation. Your support will help us continue our important conservation work and help safeguard this species.

Want to get involved? You can help!

Adopt or donate

About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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