Yes, you may check this out at the Lion Habitat at MGM Grand. It is open daily from 11:00AM to 10PM. Trainers regularly perform presentations with the lions that will allow you take terrifc photos of the show.
I actually did not see this on my first visit to Las Vegas but definitely be considering on my next. This tip is posted as I have seen this luxurious hotel and I believe the information I gave will be of help. Moreover, for more detailed information and online reservation, visit the website I provided below.
When the MGM Grand opened in 1993, its +5000 rooms earned it the title of the largest hotel in the world. Although it may or may not have lost that title depending on which source you read, its massive green shape and humongous lobby are still pretty impressive. When it first opened, the general theme of the MGM Grand was the Wizard of Oz. Although Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion disappeared a few years later, the hotel's distinctive green color still reminds visitors of the "Emerald City".
Once you're done walking through "the largest casino in Las Vegas", make sure to look for the lion habitat. Everyday, at least two lions are brought in by their trainer and are left to roam around the see-through habitat to the delight of visitors. More often than not you'll catch them snoozing (they're big cats, after all!), but once in a while they wake up to pose for pictures and play with their giant plastic balls. The lion habitat is open free of charge from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Also, CBS Television City has a studio at the MGM Grand so if you're in the mood, you can stop by to screen pilots from new series or watch the live taping of a show, depending on the schedule. If you're still looking for more things to do, you can always go see the Cirque du Soleil's KA, the Crazy Horse Paris show, whatever is going at the MGM Garden Arena that night, or party all night long at the Studio 54 nightclub, a replica of the original Studio 54 in New York City. Looks like the MGM Grand is determined to live up to its new title of the "City of Entertainment"!
The MGM Grand is currently the largest hotel in the world. It has over 5000 rooms - I wouldn't want to try and find mine after a big night of gambling and free casino drinks! The hotel is owned by the movie mogul Metro Goldwyn Meyer, and the hotel has a movie theme running throughout it, along with the MGM's lion mascot.
Speaking of lions, the façade of the hotel is dominated by a giant bronze lion - at 14 metres tall it is reportedly the USA's largest bronze statue. Want to see some real lions - then take a wander through the MGM's huge casino and you will come across the Lion Habitat. Here there are two lions that roam over a see-through tunnel you can walk through and get a very close up look at these predators - just a sheet of glass between you and them. Apparently the MGM owns a number of lions and the two in the habitat are rotated regularly.
The casino is the size of four football fields, and there is indeed an amazing array of gambling options to tempt you as you meander through it. The hotel has a large arena that hosts top concerts, and when we visited was home to a full size ice rink. There are lots of top restaurants to dine in and even a food hall to tempt you with cheaper options.
One of the most popular (and more importantly, FREE) things to do in Vegas is to see the lion enclosure at the MGM Grand Hotel. The lions are inside, right next to the casino, from something like 11am to 11pm.
There are usually two lions in the enclosure at a time and they are rotated every 5 hours or so, for animal welfare. Sometimes there may be keepers who join the lions. It can get quite busy around the enclosure but if you're staying at the MGM its always worth a quick look as you walk past.
the mgm grand has one of the largest gaming areas in las vegas. like all luxury casinos on the strip table limits are higher than average. as with all casinos on the strip table limits are higher at night and on weekends. the mgm grand has a large selection of restaurants, bars, and shops. pictured are the lions on display at the mgm grand.
The MGM Grand is well .. really grand. The hotel has over 5000 rooms and it's the largest hotel in Vegas and apparently the largest hotel in the world, although I don't know if this record still holds, things change quickly in this business. Its casino is also the most spacious in Vegas giving you the feeling of a palace, especially if you crossed the bridge coming from the cramped and cute New York, New York. Many restaurants and some of the best shows in town complete the picture of a huge entertainment resort. This casino's theme is Hollywood's golden age but it's done in a very subdued way for Las Vegas. Most of it is just pictures with movie stars hanging on the walls. As for MGM's freebie, cause every hotel on the Strip needs to have one, it also has to do with movies. You might remember the roaring lion that was the logo of the MGM movie studios. They spun this idea around and came up with a giant bronze statue guarding the entrance to the resort and with the famous "Lion Habitat". Just off the hotel's entrance is a glass enclosure where visitors can admire the king of the animals going about its business. Which means most of the time you'll see the lions sleeping. Sometimes they have trainers inside the cage trying to play with the lions. They will also educate the public in regard to the lion's habits and give information as to how the lions are taken care off. They have over 30 lions that are taken back and forth and rotated between the casino and a ranch near Las Vegas so the lions only get to spend 6 hours a week in the casino. They can see but not hear the viewers.
You cannot miss this hotel. It is baiscally a green glass giant. The insides of the hotel are cool too. Its casino must be one of the biggest around the area and the rainforest cafe adds a nice touch to the place.
However, i think the main attraction of the place is still its lions. Of course, you can see lions in most zoos around the world, but i think what sets this apart is its close proximity (well... adn that it's free). Here, you are just seperated from the lions by a glass enclosure whereas i think in most zoos they are placed in large open air enclosures and they end up being rather far away. And fret not animal lovers; these lions do not live in the small glass enclosure. the lions are owned by a private owner and they live on a ranch; the lions are rotated and taken out for display for only a few hours a day.
I couldn't get a good shot of the lions though. They moved too fast and there were too many people in the way.
Ok, as much as I love being able to see animals up close, I hate that I have to see them in such unnatural surroundings. This is why I don't have birds in cages or aquariums. But if this is your thing, then head on over to MGM and see the lions through the glass cage.
I don't know how or why, but there are a couple of lions inside the MSM Resort... somewhere next to their casino, there's a huge showcase where the lions just live their lives in front of hordes of tourists.
The funny thing is that those two lions are quite big lions, but they act like little pussy cats. There are two trainers inside the glass cage making them play with a bunch of balls and laying down next to them, rubbing them like if they were just kitties! The whole thing is beautiful!!
And the cage has glass tunnel, too... so you can go underneath the lions, see when they run above you... it's a very nice experience.
The lions are so adorable, playing with their big blue ball and toys at the lion habitat, located inside the MGM Grand. They both look like cubs and they are just too cute. FYI though, it's hard to get a clear photo of them through the glass. Even without the flash mine kept coming out blurry.
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