The Safari Lion Feeding session runs every Friday and Saturday at 10 am and costs AED750 including up to five guests.
If that’s a little too high-stress for you, there are plenty of other activities. How about helping to feed the Giraffes?
Or check out the incredible Wings of the Sahara Show featuring falcons, eagles, owls, and vultures demonstrating their flying and hunting skills?
Al Ain Zoo was founded by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in the late 60s and is home to more than 4,000 animals.
As well as the lions, Al Ain Zoo has a collection of giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, penguins and lemurs. And they’ve helped preserve the population of indigenous animals including desert antelopes and the endangered Arabian Oryx.
The zoo is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
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