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How to Make a Lion Habitat

| Updated September 26, 2017

Things You'll Need

  • Space (8 to 10 acres)

  • Fencing

  • Trees

  • Plants

  • Lining for a pond

Because a lion's natural habitat is found in Africa, Iran, Europe and India, they prefer grassy landscapes, tropical deserts and forests. Lions are social so they live in prides made up of females and their cubs as well as dominant males. Read on to learn about how to make a lion habitat.

Determine how much space you have to create a lion habitat. It's beneficial to the animal if you have at least 8 to 10 acres of land to work with.

Build a steel fence around the perimeter of the lion habitat. Concrete may be needed to stabilize the fence and ensure it is secure enough.

Plant tall grass, trees and plants. Depending upon the climate you live in, you may have limited options. However, keep the foliage as realistic to the lion's natural setting as possible.

Create a space for a watering hole where the lions can gather to drink and to bathe. This will enable the environment to be more social. Add rock and logs to break up the scenery.

Separate the feeding room from the main living environment. Use sliding doors on both sides of the feeding room so you can safely put the food in the room without the lions present and reopen the room once you have exited.


  • Monitor the lions in their new habitat to make sure they are adjusting. Thick, plastic balls for the watering hole may make enjoyable toys for the lions.


  • Lions are wild animals so it's important to keep your distance, especially during feeding time.