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Time to scratch lion feeding off your bucket list. Or, playing with lion cubs. It's one of those only in Vegas, maybe once in a lifetime experiences. And, located just minutes from the Strip.
In one of the dumbest moves of 2012, MGM Grand closed the much loved, casino floor Lion Habitat to be replaced by, well.. so far, a whole lot of nothing. Rumors say a live music stage. It sounds dreadful to us. The free lion exhibit always drew a healthy crowd, but that wasn't enough for the property so habitat owner Keith Evans vacated the resort and has been working on turning his Lion Habitat Ranch into a visitors attraction.
Operating on weekends, his substantial ranch is home to about 40 lions. And, right now, seven, eight-week-old lion cubs.
The lion habitat may be gone from MGM Grand and a lighted showroom for the hotel's new digs in their place (err, yeah... see below..), but that doesn't mean you can never see its cats again. They actually still live in the Las Vegas area on the Lion Habitat Ranch (see what they did there?), off The Strip.
A few weeks ago, the ranch started offering private tours and lion "trainer 4 a day" sessions to all who are interested. (Especially, those who prefer cats over dolphins.) For an unstated amount, you can spend three to four hours being a lion tamer and doing the following activities: