Lions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Lions

Visit Busch Gardens' pride of lions

See Africa's largest carnivores up-close in the Edge of Africa®.

Lions live in social groups known as prides. As specialized communal predators, a pride's role includes keeping herbivore populations in balance with the resources available in their area of the plains..


Location: Edge of Africa

  • Lions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Lions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Lions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Ask an Educator about Lions

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Are lions endangered?

The African lion is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and prey depletion due to poaching and bush meat trade. 

When do lions hunt?

Lions are inactive for up to 21 hours a day. Female lions, or lionesses, often hunt as a group during the darkest, coolest hours of early morning.

How loud is a lion’s roar?

An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away.

  • Heart of Africa Tour

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    Meet the animal keepers and join them behind-the-scenes for up-close encounters with hippos, cheetahs and lions* on this walking tour of the Edge of Africa.

    • 75 minute walking tour
    • Get up-close to hippos, cheetahs & lions
    • Must be ages 10 & up to participate
    Journey into the Edge of Africa during this unique behind-the-scenes walking tour and get up-close to some of the most intriguing animals in Africa like hippos, cheetahs and lions. Meet the keepers and learn about each animal's diet, behaviors and habitat. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 10 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Pass Members save 10% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    The Heart of Africa Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain.
    If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance when you book your tour. We will make accommodations as possible to ensure your enjoyment of the Heart of Africa Tour. 

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.

    *Animal interactions and program components may vary.
    Get up-close to hippos, cheetahs & lions
    Guest (ages 10+) $39.00 /ea.