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The lions at London Zoo are getting a brand new home

Isabelle Aron

London Zoo is giving its big cats a much bigger home, with a new £5.7 million lion exhibit, which will be more than five times the size of the current space at the zoo.

The new Land of the Lions exhibit has been designed to look like a mock Indian village, with an amphitheatre-style lion temple, rangers' huts, rickshaws and a life-size truck. The project is part of the zoo's conservation efforts to breed and protect endangered Asiatic lions. But if you're easily scared of large mammals, you might want to stick with the stick insects as the new lion enclosure will be windowless, with the animals separated only by fine wires. It officially opens on March 25 this year and if you want to get really up-close and personal with the lions, you can also book tickets for the zoo's new safari camp, which opens for business in May.

See more artist impressions of what the Land of Lions will look like:

Take a look at these seriously cute pictures of London Zoo's top five baby animals in 2015

And have you heard that the badass cat of Brockley Sainsbury’s is back?

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