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Eating meat and lion around ...
Have you ever wondered what zoos feed to their lions? Next time you visit Flamingo Land you might see our lions tucking into a whole carcass! Like any lions, the Flamingo Land lions are carnivores and have to be fed on meat. Sometimes they are just given pieces of meat but a couple of times a week they are given one or even two whole carcasses (usually cow calf). This mimics what would happen in the wild – hunting is hard work and although sometimes you’re lucky and catch something big, other days you might only catch something small or even nothing at all. Lion feeds are always announced at the 1pm tiger talk, as it’s the same person who looks after all the big cats.

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