AN Australian-first lion experience at Monarto Zoo will open to the public today.
Developed by Zoos SA, Lions 360 allows visitors to safely walk through a tunnel under the lion enclosure and emerge in a cage in the heart of the 10 hectare habitat of the lions’ den, surrounded by up to 11 lions.
Reversing the traditional zoo experience, the “human cage” was constructed by South East company Krueger Engineering.
The half lightbulb shaped cage was built in Mount Gambier before it was transported to Monarto and installed on site by the Krueger Engineering team.
Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said the State Government