Daily Express

Feline safe? Tourists in cage puzzle lions on the growl

- By Lucy Harvey

WHAT’S for mane course? These animal enthusiast­s are, if their acrylic and metal cage fails. Visitors to the Glen Garriff lion reserve in Harrismith, South Africa, can pay to be placed inside a photograph­er’s cube, to get safely within a fingertip of the big cats. Its director Suzanne Scott, 53, said the safety of guests and the lions is top priority: “The cube is regularly checked by an engineer.

“It offers the lions enrichment in the form of mental and physical stimulatio­n. As a non-profit sanctuary relying solely on donations, the cubes’ rates offer us a small income which directly helps us to feed and protect the lions.”

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