Wednesday, 4 April 2018


Minister Upton at the opening of Taronga
Western Plains Zoo's new Lion Pride Lands
NSW Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton has welcomed the opening of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Lion Pride Lands precinct, featuring an immersive safari adventure for guests to get up close to the Dubbo Zoo’s Lion pride.

A $9 million joint investment between the NSW Government and Taronga Conservation Society Australia, the 3.8 hectare precinct is the largest investment in an animal exhibit in the Zoo’s history.

“Lion Pride Lands at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo sets the bar for world-class guest experiences,” Ms Upton said.

“In addition to offering space and an unrivalled environment for the lions, the precinct offers up-close viewing from a replica African Maasai village, home to a herd of goats, as well as an immersive drive-through experience in Pride Lands Patrol. These experiences will inspire the Zoo’s guests to connect with lions, to understand what it’s like to live in close proximity to lions and to understand their plight in the wild.”

Lion Pride Lands will be open every day from Easter onwards, and entry is included in the cost of admission. For more information, visit

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