London Zoo offers chance to sleep with lions

A lion holds a "Christmas gift" during a photocall marking Christmas at the London Zoo.London Zoo began taking bookings on Thursday for a new safari lodge it is building in the lion enclosure to allow visitors to get a taste of exotic holidays in the centre of the capital. The "room with a zoo" is located in the Land of the Lions exhibit, which will be home to a breeding group of endangered Asiatic lions when it opens next year. Emma Taylor, head of product development at the zoo, said in a statement on Thursday that it would be "a fantastic experience unlike any other, sleeping near to our magnificent Asiatic lions".

December 4, 2015 5:24 am

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