Lion Walks to be Suspended in Livingstone

(Victoria Falls)

16 April 2015

The Lion Walk experience will be suspended in November 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia. The management at Lion Encounter announced that they would stop the Lion Walks "to reduce the number of lions entering into the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Programme, until lions have been successfully released into the wild from the Programme".

The Lion Walks that are offered in Zimbabwe will continue, but at a reduced level. These are run in Victoria Falls and Antelope Park (Gweru). "Suspension of lion walks at these locations will also be considered in light of progress made on releasing lions over the next two years".

The Lion Encounter run a conservation program where they breed lions in captivity, and then release them into the wild when they are ready to be released. To help their cause by raising funds and awareness, the Lion Walk program allows visitors to walk with the lions that are in captivity with an experienced guide. To find out more about their program, visit Lion Encounter's website.

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