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perth zoo lion exhibit and breeding facility

The new Perth Zoo Lion Exhibit is a state of the art breeding facility that allows for the breeding of critically endangered lions for release into the wild.  The exhibit has a new viewing pavilion from natural logs, thatch and glass, providing shaded resting areas for people to watch the lions and enjoy face-to-face encounters.  Behind the scenes is a breeding and den facility that can house 6 Lions and cubs- providing the keepers the ability to safely manage the lions of any age.   The animals enjoy a new undulating landscape, with a mound, “patrolling circle”, rock caves, boulders and slabs, African grasses and trees, and the ability to separate the male lions away from the pride if required when the cubs are young.  Shinyanga, the 19 year old “Nomad” has now been joined by sisters ‘Zuri’ and ‘Makeba’ and they look forward to growing their pride.