An Asiatic lion named Bhanu at the ZSL London Zoo where visitors can stay overnight at the Gir Lion
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Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

An Asiatic lion named Bhanu at the ZSL London Zoo where visitors can stay overnight at the Gir Lion

An Asiatic lion named Bhanu at the ZSL London Zoo, where visitors can stay overnight at the Gir Lion Lodge.

 (Zoological Society of London)
The Gir Lion Lodge at the ZSL London Zoo. Credit: Zoological Society of London

The Gir Lion Lodge at the ZSL London Zoo.

 (Zoological Society of London)
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

An Asiatic lioness named Heidi at the ZSL London Zoo, where visitors can stay overnight at the Gir Lion Lodge.

 (Zoological Society of London / Zoological Society of London)
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

A two-bed room at the Gir Lion Lodge at the ZSL London Zoo.

 (Zoological Society of London)
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

The welcome sign at Gir Lion Lodge at the ZSL London Zoo.

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Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

Visitors that stay overnight at the Gir Lion Lodge receive exclusive after-hour tours at the ZSL London Zoo and sleep within earshot of the Asiatic lions housed nearby.

 (Zoological Society of London)
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

Visitors explore the Land of the Lions exhibit at the London Zoo. It includes a colorful re-creation of a market street in the village of Sasan Gir, which adjoins the Asiatic lions’ Gir Forest habitat in India.

 (Paul Boorstin )
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

This female Asiatic lion and her two sisters were born at the London Zoo. They have been placed in the Land of the Lions enclosure with the lone male, in the hope that they will breed in captivity. A sign advertises haircuts.

 (Paul Boorstin)
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

Bhanu, a 5-year-old male Asiatic lion, roams his domain at the London Zoo.

 (Paul Boorstin )
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

The nine guest lodges in the Land of the Lions compound offer guests amenities including heated towel racks -- and the nightly serenade of Asiatic lions roaring nearby.

 (Paul Boorstin )
At the London Zoo, each of the nine Gir Lion Lodges features a mural depicting Gir Forest animals.

At the London Zoo, each of the nine Gir Lion Lodges features a mural depicting Gir Forest animals.

 (Paul Boorstin)
Visitors stroll past faux Indian temple ruins in the Land of the Lions at the London Zoo. The art re

Visitors stroll past faux Indian temple ruins in the Land of the Lions at the London Zoo. The art reflects how the Asiatic lion has enriched the heritage of the local people. (Paul Boorstin)

 (Paul Boorstin)
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

The Land of the Lions exhibit celebrates the harmony between the people of the village of Sasan Gir and the wildlife of the Gir Forest.

 (Paul Boorstin )
Hang out with the lions after dark during a sleepover at London Zoo

Bhanu, a 5-year-old male Asiatic lion, surveys his domain at the London Zoo.

 (Paul Boorstin )
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