Lory Park Zoo Lion Skrik

Written by on July 11, 2011 in Travel


I love the Lory Park Zoo. It is a small zoo but has the most awesome animals in them. Today my family and I decided to have a picnic at the zoo. Bachoo and Poiroo love animals. We thought we will take poiroo to the zoo as he has never been and I justed wanted to see his reaction when he saw the tiger. He gets so excited at home when he see’s lions and tigers on tv. After we had our lunch the animals were famished and were pacing restlessly waiting for their food.

Here is a video of how the Lion gave us a shock and skrik.. luckily I didn’t need the toilet at the time. Eish. It seems Bachoo and her Masie are a lethal combination, everytime they go to zoo or reserve there is some drama. The last time a lion charged at them at

The first time I went to this zoo, when I went with Bachoo. I thought I was going to show her birds and small animals. When I saw all the cats, eish, I was so excited. At that time they also had lion cubs that you could play with. This is definetly my favourite zoo as it is small size and you don’t need to walk and walk and walk to see everything.

Some wildlife they have there –

Birds like eagles, owls, vultures. The cat collection is impressive – Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Puma, Jaguar, Black Jaguar, White Lions, Siberian Tigers. Also lemurs, meerkats, fish

Best time to go is during their feeding time. They seem to be restless and most active during that time of the day usually at 3pm.

Lory Park Zoo is in Midrand very close to the new turkish masjid.

Address: 180/1 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand.
GPS: S 26 0 31.7 – E 28 9 9.6

From Johannesburg
N1 towards Pretoria. Take Allandale offramp at Midrand. Turn right over the highway. Third traffic light (incl. the traffic light on the highway) turn left onto the K101/R101 Road. Turn right at the fourth traffic light which is Dale Road. Turn right at the third road which is Kruger Road. Go straight down Kruger, pass a stop street and we are about 800m on the right hand side.

From Pretoria
N1 towards Johannesburg. Take New Road off ramp and turn left. At the second traffic light turn right into Old Pretoria Road. Turn left into Dale at third traffic light. At the third road on the right, turn into Kruger Road. Go straight down Kruger, pass a stop street and we are about 800m on the right hand side.

Ticket prices – babies – Free, Pensioners – R25 (i think) Kids – R35 and Adults -R55

more info = http://www.lorypark.co.za/

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  1. Anisa says:

    Lory Park Zoo is exactly as described. I always heard of it and decided to take my boys there two weeks ago. They had an awesome time. Feeding was amazing. Really an experience not to be missed.

  2. sajeda says:

    Slms.our experience at lory park zoo was truly amazing. We went there on sunday. The different types and colours of birds really amazed my granddaughter faatimah. My grandson uzair was fascinated with the bigger animals coz they so close 2 u.I got a picture of the tigers bathing. We had a picnic there while the kids played on the jungle gym and we watched the monkeys monkeying around. All their picnic areas got tables and chairs.

  3. sajeda says:

    Went to lory park zoo again. Saw the lions,tigers and jaguars bEing fed.Really an awesome experience how the tiger climbs up the pole to get his chunk of meat. Our picnic lunch was a variety from Akalwayas lol