About 20 minutes away from The Strip is The Lion Habitat Ranch, a wildlife sanctuary that gives visitors an up-close look at lions. In addition to lions, you can also see exotic birds, like ostriches, emus, and parrots, and Ozzie, “the Painting Giraffe.”
The Lion Habitat Ranch has been a sanctuary for wild lions here in Las Vegas since 1989. When you visit the sanctuary, you’ll see the lions in their habitats playing, eating, sleeping, and relaxing. You’ll also meet Ozzie, the only giraffe in Nevada. Ozzie loves to paint with his tongue and his canvas creations can be purchased as souvenirs to take home.
As you explore the property, tour guides will teach you about the various animals that live on the ranch, their efforts towards lion and giraffe conservation, and how everyone can get involved.
The Lion Habitat Ranch is currently open Friday through Monday from 10 am to 2 pm. General Admission is $25 for out-of-state visitors, $20 for locals and seniors (65+), and $18 for any college students, military, fire, or police personnel. For an additional cost, groups can take the 90-minute Behind the Scenes Tour. Book tickets here: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/lionhabitatranch/items/
The ranch is located off of the I-15 next to the M Resort. Check for detailed directions here: https://lionhabitatranch.org/about/visit/