FYI: A minimum visitor height of 1.4 meters is required.
Orana found an amazing way to share the Animal world with the world’s most curious creatures — human beings. This wildlife habitat in New Zealand has found a way to let people gawk at wild animals while also putting people in their rightful place!
The tables turn on the humans during Orana Wildlife Park’s Lion Encounter, which oddly enough puts tourists in cages to view the wild cats during feeding time. The keeper driving the truck feeds the animals from within the vehicle. They often jump on top of the cage, giving the visitor a unique, sometimes heartstopping view of these magnificent beasts.
The cost is about US$23 (NZ$30), luckily the tickets can be pre-paid and reserved in advance.
The striking image has been breaking the internet. It finally gives a voice to growing frustration with traditional zoo practices that keep animals in small, tight enclosures.
In 2015 Orana proudly became home to New Zealand’s only gorillas, with three males, including a silverback arriving at the park.
“Our aim, along with being dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and the welfare of our animals, is to provide education, recreation and enjoyment to the public.”
Phone: 03 359 7109
Fax: 03 359 4330
PO Box 5130
McLeans Island Rd