“All lions are capable of climbing trees, but Harry is particularly good and makes it look deceptively effortless,” said Keeper Caleb Hall, who captured Harry's feat on film. “He's quite a character and very popular, both with his keepers and the other lionesses. He is strong, quick and there's no doubt he's king of his territory,” he said.
Lions have been living at Longleat since 1966 when it became the first place outside of Africa to open a drive-through safari.
Today it is home to two separate prides as well as cheetahs, tigers, wolves, rhinos, zebras and giraffes. Large male lions can grow to over three metres in length and weigh more than 240kgs while females are just under two metres long and reach a maximum of 180kgs. Their life expectancy in the wild is approximately 12 years but they can expect to live to almost twice that age in captivity.