We were thrilled to be involved in the first stage of the recent upgrade to the Lion Enclosure at Perth Zoo which includes all new fencing and bigger viewing areas. The new African themed exhibit provides enhanced opportunities to view lioness, ‘Shinyanga’, and learn about the threats facing these big cats. The 2nd stage is due for completion mid 2018 and will feature a breeding area with indoor dens and a separate outdoor area where a breeding lioness can have privacy with her cubs, yet still feel close to her pride. With these beautiful creatures being extinct in 26 African countries zoos, like our local zoo have a major role in providing a safety-net against extinction for lions. Well done to Perth Zoo for providing visitors and the people of Western Australia with better opportunities to see and learn more about these majestic cats.