This place was SO neat. These lions have been raised with people since they were born. Most of them were bred in captivity. They are hand fed every day, and hand bathed twice a week!
They told us that they hand wash them normally, but since we were there and the lions were more nervous, they washed from the outside that day. I don't think I'd want to be in that small cage with that big lion!
They make the lions jump up for a treat. Raw meat.
It was just so crazy to see this man in there petting a grown male lion. This lion was rolling around like a house cat wanting his belly scratched. It made us ALMOST want to go in with him too. Like they were sweet or something. haha.
Most of these lions are retired from performing at the MGM casino on the strip.