The lions that we walk with at the Masuwe Estate (in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) or within the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park (in Livingstone, Zambia) are all captive bred and have been raised by our teams of experienced staff. Lions that are bred at our breeding sites stay with their mothers until 3 weeks old. After this, the cubs meet their human families and continue to be raised by Lion Encounter staff. This way we can start to take the cubs for their daily walks in the bush which provides them with the experiences they need to prepare them for their future.