10:00am Lion 101 Encounter | Single Adult or Child


Let us know your requested date at checkout or call in advance to schedule your encounter.

Children ages 2 & under are free.



Join our lion keepers daily for the training of our lion pride! Capture photos of our lions from just a few feet away as their keepers do daily training and explain how we keep these magnificent animals healthy and enriched. We keep the lion’s schedules switched up to keep them stimulated so on any given day, keepers may practice a game of tug of war with the lions, do husbandry and medical training or perhaps observe a painting demo. In any (and every!) case, you will be amazed to learn about the dynamics of a lion pride, awe at their size and learn their wide range of personalities.

Encounters fill up fast! Joining us on a weekend? Call 541-679-6761 to guarantee your spot!

Because Wildlife Safari Enrichment Encounters include bused or open-air adventures through the park’s drive-through, regular drive through admission is required when registering for any Enrichment Encounter activity. Get your Drive Through Admissions by clicking here.

Wildlife Safari is making enrichment encounter registration a breeze by providing virtual tickets! While you should receive a receipt and order confirmation, no physical tickets will be sent. Simply check in at Guest Services using the name you purchased tickets under or the order confirmation number in your email! Questions or concerns? Contact Guest Services at 541.679.6761

Additional information

What's Included

Join Wildlife Safari animal keepers inside the lion drive through to observe trained behaviors, which help the lions to participate in their own veterinary care. Get as close as 5 feet away from African Lions, watch them devour snacks and observe their unique family dynamics. Lion 101 gives you the rare opportunity of being on your feet in the usually drive-through only lion loop.

What's not Included

Animal Enrichment Encounters do not include regular Drive Through admission, which is required to participate in Enrichment Encounters.

Lion 101 is not a hands-on encounter

How long does this adventure last?

Animal Enrichment Encounters last between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the number of people registering for the encounter. Encounters will not be cut short while there are still questions, or while the keeper staff is still educating the public.


While Lion 101 is able to take large groups, calling more than 2 days ahead can help guarantee your space on an encounter. Give Wildlife Safari a call any time during business hours to speak with a guest services representative at 541.679.6761.

Cancellations/ Refunds

Wildlife Safari Animal Enrichment Encounters are generally non-refundable. However, Wildlife Safari is happy to arrange alternate encounters, dates, accommodations and transfers of purchases.