National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with ZSL London Zoo to offer five lucky families the chance to visit Land of the Lions, their biggest and most breathtaking experience yet.
Home to a pride of endangered Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica), the £5.2m Land of the Lions at ZSL London Zoo features an awe-inspiring ‘windowless-view’ of the big cat’s enclosure. As visitors enter the crumbling ruin of an amphitheatre-style Lion Temple, the majestic big cats will roam just metres away, separated only by fine wires.
Created to transport visitors from the heart of London to the vibrant setting of Sasan Gir in India and covering an expanse of 2,500sq metres, visitors will enter through a grand stone archway, before picking up their ‘park pass’ at the Gir Tourist Information centre. They’ll then explore Sasan Gir Train Station — where the odd lion might be spotted snoozing on the tracks — or embark on a journey on the overhead walkway, to discover the troop of lively Hanuman langur monkeys, and gaze across the lions’ forest home.
Wild Asiatic lions are found only in the Gir Forest region, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Protected by law, the lions play an important role in the local community who deeply value the presence of the big cats. But due to their limited range, Asiatic lions are at threat from disease outbreak and conflict with humans in villages less comfortable with their presence.
The result of ZSL’s Asiatic lions fundraising campaign which also supports ZSL’s international conservation efforts to protect Asiatic lions, Land of the Lions will provide the perfect home for the big cats, and promises an enthralling new experience.
Land of Lions opens on Friday 25 March 2016 at ZSL London Zoo. To find out more about the exhibit and the Zoo’s conservation campaign to help protect Asiatic lions, visit www.zsl.org/lions
Five readers will receive a family pass for two adults and two children to ZSL London Zoo, including admission to the new Land of Lions experience. Passes are valid until 31 December 2016.
Deadline: 28 March 2016
Terms and Conditions
There are five (5) prizes consisting of one family pass to ZSL London Zoo each, including entry to the Land of Lions experience. Family passes are valid for two (2) adults and two (2) children only. The passes are valid for entry to ZSL London Zoo from 28 March 2016 until 31 December 2016.
The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative will be offered. APL Media Limited reserve the right to substitute the prize for one of a similar value should the specified prize become unavailable.
Closing date is 28 March 2016 at 23:59. Winners will be notified within 21 days of closing.
The competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only. Entrants must be over the age of 18. One entry per named entrant and email address is allowed. The competition is not open to employees or associates of ZSL London Zoo, APL Media Limited or anyone involved in the administration of the competition, or their families.
The promoter is APL Media Limited, Unit 310, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL.
Usual terms and conditions apply. For full details visit http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/terms-conditions/#competition
Competition is already closed.