In honor of Father’s Day, the Zoo’s first-time lion dad received a special-themed enrichment. A Zebra pinata!
Male African Lion with his Zebra pinataLion dads are unique among cats because they are involved in rearing their offspring. Other cats are fairly solitary and come together for breeding, then separate. This leaves the female to raise the offspring on her own. Also unlike other cats, lions are very social and live in prides whose members often live very close together for extended periods of time. Lion cubs are closely-knitted to their pride. Adult lions keep their youngsters close by for up to three years. Other cat species will push their youngsters to be on their own by one year of age... Read More