TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Zoo has welcomed a new African Lion to its pride, a male, as one of its females started to sprout a mane following the 2021 passing of the pride’s last male.
The Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center announced on Thursday, April 13, that Tatu, a 4-year-old African Lion, has arrived in the Capital City.
He comes to Topeka from the Denver Zoo and his arrival marks a time of growth for the zoo.
As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoo is committed to participating in sustainability efforts.
In the wild, the Zoo indicated that lion prides usually include one dominant male, several lionesses and their offspring.
The Topeka Zoo’s alpha lioness, Zuri, is sporting a new look following the passing of her mate two years ago.
According to the Zoo, Tatu’s arrival is a significant step in its ongoing efforts to support conservation and raise awareness about the threats facing African Lions. »