Introduced - Captive in New Zealand

African Lions were first introduced to Paradise Valley Springs in the 1970's. The founding members of our current pride were retired circus Lions, born in Australia. We have been breeding Lions for over 30 years, and all of our Lions have been born at Paradise. Some former cubs and members of the pride have been donated to other wildlife parks and zoos throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Our specially designed enclosure allows you to get very close to these formidable wild animals in complete safety. Every day at 2.30pm our Lions are fed. This is a great time to get up close to our Lions, see them active and learn a bit more about them all.

As Lions are not New Zealand wildlife, our Lion park is situated in a seperate area from the main park - about a two minute walk from reception.

There is no extra charge to visit our Lion park.

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64 7 348 9667
467 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand