May 1, 2014
If you've been by the African Plains at the zoo recently, you may have noticed some new faces charming crowds. Our lions Sukari, who is nine years old, and M'wasi, 11, are joined by their four cubs - the third littler for the parent duo.
The litter has three males, Thulani, Ime, and Bahati and one feemale, Amara who have been enjoying their time at the zoo since they were born last August. African Planes is one of the most popular exhibits at the zoo, and these rambunctious new additions have made the habitat all the more exciting.
African lions designated as Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Bronx Zoo breeds lions as part of the Species Survival Plan. Exhibit times for the foursome and their mother will vary day-to-day as they alternate their time with their father M'wasi.