Lion Habitat Ranch
Since 1989, Lion Habitat Ranch has provided a home for lions and promoted the conservation efforts of wild lion habitats. Located just outside Las Vegas, the habitat gives you the chance to see and learn about these big cats and their cubs, who used to be seen at the MGM Grand until the hotel closed its lion habitat in 2012.
The habitat is about 20 minutes south of the Strip, close enough to fit in a visit during your time in Las Vegas. With a general admission ticket, you’ll get up-close views of the lions in their enclosures, as well as other animals such as giraffes, ostriches, and birds. Options to feed a giraffe or lion or take a behind-the-scenes tour are also available.
Things to know before you go
- This is an outdoor attraction, so make sure to wear sun protection.
- Lion Habitat Ranch closes during inclement weather; if there are heavy rains before you plan to go, call to make sure the habitat is open.
- Parking is available on-site.
How to get there
Lion Habitat Ranch is located on Bruner Avenue in the town of Henderson, just east of Interstate 15, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) south of the Bellagio at the heart of the Strip.
When to get there
The habitat is only open for a few hours a day Thursday through Monday; the last entry is in the early afternoon.
For a more in-depth look at the operations of Lion Habitat Ranch, book the 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour to explore the property with a trainer. Watch the staff as they bathe, feed, and water the animals, and hand-feed the giraffe, if you wish.
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