The African Lion Safari operated near Warragamba on the outskirts of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
Originally opened by Stafford Bullen in 1968, the park attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
With extensive work required to upgrade the park following legislative changes, it eventually closed in 1991.
The park continued to hold animals there that were used in a circus. On August 7, 1995 several lionesses escaped from the park, terrorised the nearby townships of Warragamba & Silverdale and killed a dog. The lioness responsible for killing the dog was shot. As a result of the escape the park was required to upgrade facilities.
A bear had also previously escaped and was shot by residents.
A number of water buffalo also escaped the park after it closed and are now living wild in the surrounding bushland. They sometimes make a nuisance of themselves by standing on the main road at night.