Take the walk of the brave this November!

Could this be the best job in the world?

Modelled on the popular Great White Shark diving experience, visitors will take the walk of the brave through a tunnel and emerge within clawing range of one of Australia’s largest lion prides.

Feel your heart pound and the hairs on your neck stand on end as you gain a rare insight into the incredible world of these awe-inspiring predators.

Currently under construction, Lions 360 will be open from 18 November 2017 and we need a team to lead this experience.

We are recruiting team members to lead the way on delivering this first for Australia

 

The hair-raising new experience will help us continue our work as a conservation charity raising awareness for this amazing species.

One of Africa’s most beloved animals, sadly over the last 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 and this majestic species is now listed as vulnerable to extinction.

This could be one of the best jobs, imagine spending your working day at the World’s Largest open range zoo.

 

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Take a sneak peek into the lions' den... 

 

Can you help us wow our guests?

We are looking for enthusiastic and outgoing friendly staff who will be at the front line of the visitor experiences. As part of our Visitor Experience team, you will drive our buses throughout the site and deliver interpretive guided tours and experiences across Monarto Safari Park.

To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Experience in tour guiding
  • Experience in driving large buses
  • Driver Accreditation For Large Passenger Vehicles (essential)
  • MR (essential) or HR (desired) manual bus license
  • Excellent customer service, communication, presentation and storytelling skills

Having your Senior First Aid certificate would be advantageous

 

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Predator experience side view

 

Lions 360 Frequently asked questions

Guarantee of a minimum of 1 day per week however it is anticipated to increase in line with the success of the experience

Monarto Safari Park operates 7 days per week and these tours will run each day of the week

All employees receive full zoo membership for themselves and the direct family, income protection, 20% discount retail, extended family member tickets, purchase of tickets at a significantly reduced price, employee assistance program

Tours vary on a daily basis across the range of offerings at Monarto Safari Park. We would expect that you would host around 2 tours per day.

We require tour hosts to be available to commence working with Zoos SA from Monday 23 October 2017.

Absolutely! As a tour host, you will be hosting up to 30 guests inside the Lions 360 dome with our keepers.

Yes, should the need arise and following training we would be seeking flexibility from our driver/hosts across the entire site at Monarto Safari Park

It is a thrill, safety precautions have been established, but we must always remember that these are predators

Clear work health and safety obligations have been established for this and every role within Zoos SA.  This will be fully covered within the on-boarding (induction) process

Currently under construction, Lions 360 will be open from 18 November 2017.

 

Visitors will be able to book a ticket for Lions 360 from mid-October.
Sign up now to get access to presale tickets and be among the first to enter the lions’ den.

The experience will be available twice a day and can accommodate up to 30 people each experience.

 

A range of pricing options will be available for Lions 360 to accommodate families, groups and individuals with adults commencing from approximately $60, plus zoo admission. The space will also be available for unique function opportunities.

 

The total project cost is $1.4 million. Zoos SA is contributing $720,000 to the project, the South Australian Government has allocated $360,000, and the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program $350,000 to complete the project.

One of Africa’s most beloved animals, sadly over the last 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 and this majestic species is now listed as vulnerable to extinction.

African Lions are native to sub-Saharan Africa and live in rich grasslands and light woodlands of eastern Africa to the more arid areas of the Kalahari Desert.

Lions live in large family groups called prides, which usually consists of a dominant male, a dozen females and their offspring. Lionesses share the hunting and babysitting duties, but it’s not all easy going for the boys, who are responsible for protecting the pride and territory. As the only social cat, they have a well-developed sense of humour!

Ensuring African Lions thrive for years to come is no funny business. It’s estimated that between 16-30,000 lions exist in the wild. Lions historically ranged throughout Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. Today, the population is found in an isolated pocket of India, where the Asiatic Lion is classified as critically endangered with less than 400 individuals remaining, and sub-Saharan Africa.   

Like lion numbers, habitat for lions has declined as human population, land cultivation and numbers of livestock have steadily increased in areas lions call home. Lions are often killed to protect livestock or as retaliation kills for livestock loss.

This project has been supported by the Government of South Australia’s Regional Development Fund and the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program.

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