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siting The Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, Las Vegas

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Visiting The Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, Las Vegas, NV..

My Isabella was about 5 years old when I took her and her siblings, Katrina and John, to LA Zoo. That was the very first time Isabella laid eyes on a lion and that was it … she was in love! Ever since that day she has been obsessing over the big cats whether it’s a lion or a tiger. Mr Magz and I have been buying anything we can find for Isabella that’s tiger/ lion related item whether it’s a tiger print backpack, lion t-shirt, lion-cartoon character bed sheets and the list goes on!

And so, while we were in Las Vegas I discovered this hidden gem –The Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, Las Vegas.

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This place is one of a kind. Hearing and seeing lions up close is unlike any experience on this earth.  Definitely once in a life time experience! There are 47 big cats there with a new addition of a one-year old Giraffe, Ozzie, from Kansas and is said to be the first one to reside in Nevada.

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We actually had the chance to meet Bentley and Swifty (9 years old). The images shown above are Bentley and Swift. They are 550 lbs lions and are the great-great grandsons of the movie star “Leo The Lion”. Leo was the mascot for the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and one of its predecessors, Goldwyn Pictures, featured in the studio’s production logo, which was created by the Paramount Studios art director Lionel S. Reiss.

 

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There were two lion cubs named “Dude” and “Marina”! Marina was actually named after me… Just kidding! Wishful thinking!

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We also had the opportunity to feed and pet Ozzie, the most lovable and adorable giraffe. That was Katrina’s, Isabella’s and John’s highlight of the visit. See the photos below.

 

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