Taken 12-Feb-09
Visitors 12
6 of 78 photos

King of the Jungle

There are two lions currently at the zoo: Kitabu, 16. and his father, Bali, 21. The female mother died last spring.
A young lioness is due to arrive at the zoo sometime this spring from San Diego and she will be used for breeding. But not to either Kitabu or Bali. With the passing of either Kitabu or Bali, a young lion will be brought to the zoo for the breeding program. The reason cited is they want to know the lineage of the breeding lion and since Bali came from a European zoo, they are unsure of his ancestral bloodlines.

Reid Park Zoo
Tucson, AZ
Canon EOS 50D, f/2.8 @ 200 mm, 1/160, ISO 125, No Flash