Wellington Zoo is excited to announce the upcoming arrival of two young male Lions. The Lions will arrive on Friday (November 26) from Copenhagen Zoo.
“We are incredibly excited to be welcoming lions back to Wellington Zoo,” says Wellington Zoo Chief Executive Karen Fifield MNZM. “Lions have always been a part of the Wellington Zoo whānau, since the beginning, and a favourite with our Zoo community.”
The two brothers will arrive in Auckland on Thursday after flying from Copenhagen and will be transported via road to Wellington Zoo.
“Male Lions naturally leave their family once they reach maturity,” says Animal Science Manager, Simon Eyre. “As these two brothers are now reaching that age, Copenhagen Zoo has made the decision to relocate them. We are fortunate enough to be able to welcome them to Wellington where we can provide them with a good life.”