Lion Country Safari welcomed a litter of African lion cubs on November 8th, 2019. These cubs are the first to be born at the facility in nearly 20 years. The lion cubs are spending quality time with mom, Leela, before making their debut in the lion habitat in the preserve.
The cubs, Atlas and Mara, are both Leela and dad, K’wasi’s first offspring. Lion gestation is approximately 110 days, after which lion cubs are born weighing about 3 pounds (1.4kg), sightless and completely dependent on their mothers.
Lion Country Safari is home to 10 African lions. African lions are currently listed as Vulnerable, with populations having been severely diminished in the past 25 years, due largely to habitat loss. Lion Country Safari is proud to support lion conservation and to participate in several of AZA’s Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs. These programs help to ensure the survival of a healthy, sustainable population of threatened and endangered species in human care as wild populations decline and face extinction.
Lion Country Safari is the only drive-through safari in South Florida. Guests can see over 1,000 animals on 320 acres. The park is also home to the largest herd of zebras on record in the country. For more information, please call the main office at (561) 793-1084 or visit us online at www.lioncountrysafari.com.
Photo Credit: Lion Country Safari