Delivering Australia’s first 360 degree lion encounter

Monarto Zoo is one of the largest open-range zoos in the world. Construction of their Lions 360 experience — the only 360 degree lion experience in Australia – was successfully delivered through the Sarah project team’s innovative solution focused approach, high level relationship management skills and capability within unusual and challenging environments.

A one-of-a-kind, secure 360 degree viewing cage and safari vehicle feature, accessible via a 16 metre concrete tunnel, the attraction allows the general public to observe the zoo’s lions at breathtakingly close proximity.

Working within a lions’ enclosure, safety was absolutely paramount. And with a fixed launch date, so was the ability to solve problems quickly. Project Manager, Peter Golotta, explained that, “by taking a collaborative approach with the client and contractors, we were able to fast track issue resolution and stick to program.”

Using innovative 3D modelling methodology, Sarah Constructions delivered a superior product with precision installation. The Australia-first 360 degree lion encounter opened to the public on time and received considerable positive attention online and in the press. Lions 360 will help Monarto Zoo to continue their work as a conservation charity raising awareness and saving lions from extinction.


  • Winner 2018 MBA Excellence in Civil / Engineering Constructions

“The Zoo was spoilt with Sarah Constructions enthusiasm towards the project which with focussed attention to detail resolved all challenges in a positive and desired outcome”.

Elaine Benstead - Chief Executive

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