The Queen and Prince Philip unveil London Zoo's new lion enclosure

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Queen Elizabeth II attends the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets staff during a visit to officially open the new Land of the Lions, at London Zoo, Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Queen and Prince Philip visited to unveil Land of the Lions, an Asiatic lion enclosure at ZSL London Zoo. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A lioness walks in her new enclosure as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (Centre R) and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (Centre L) attend the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016. Land of the Lions will form a new breeding centre for a group of endangered Asiatic lions, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Queen Elizabeth II attends the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands in front of an Asiatic lioness during a visit to officially open the new Land of the Lions, at London Zoo, Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Queen and Prince Philip visited to unveil Land of the Lions, an Asiatic lion enclosure at ZSL London Zoo. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
An Asiatic lioness is pictured in her new enclosure as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philp, Duke of Edinburgh, attend the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016. Land of the Lions will form a new breeding centre for a group of endangered Asiatic lions, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Queen Elizabeth II (C) accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, officially opens the Land of the Lions exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
A lioness walks in her new enclosure as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (L) attend the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016. Land of the Lions will form a new breeding centre for a group of endangered Asiatic lions, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The 'Land Of The Lions' Exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Philp, Duke of Edinburgh, is pictured as he attends the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016. Land of the Lions will form a new breeding centre for a group of endangered Asiatic lions, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Ralph Armond Director General ZSL (L) presents Queen Elizabeth II (C) with a framed photograph as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) looks on at the opening of the Land of the Lions exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016. Land of the Lions will form a new breeding centre for a group of endangered Asiatic lions, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat. / AFP / POOL / Arthur Edwards (Photo credit should read ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh open The 'Land Of The Lions' Exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
A Hanuman Langur monkey looks through a glass enclosure, part of the new Land of the Lions display, at London Zoo, Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Queen and Prince Philip visited to unveil Land of the Lions, an Asiatic lion enclosure at ZSL London Zoo. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the offical opening of 'The Land Of The Lions' exhibit at London Zoo on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
An Asiatic lioness walks in her enclosure during the Royal visit to officially open the new Land of the Lions, at London Zoo, Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Queen and Prince Philip visited to unveil Land of the Lions, an Asiatic lion enclosure at ZSL London Zoo. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a plaque on Thursday to commemorate the opening of the Land Of The Lions exhibit, an Asiatic lion enclosure at the ZSL London Zoo.

The Royals took a tour of the Zoo and visited the place where the Queen opened the New Lion Terraces at almost the same exact spot 40 years ago, in 1976.

Land of the Lions, the Zoo's largest project-to-date, will serve as a new breeding center for a group of endangered Asiatic lions, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat.

Queen Opens London Zoo's Land of the Lions Enclosure

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