March's Animal Attraction | Lion
As “March comes in like a lion”, we celebrate our “mane” man Simba, a 5-year-old lion once owned by the royal family of Qatar. The family received Simba as a gift, but after a few years felt he would be better off in a more appropriate environment. He made his debut at the Detroit Zoo a year ago January and we are happy to provide him sanctuary here. Simba is now part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Program for lions, and will eventually contribute to this important cooperative management plan to ensure genetically healthy, diverse and self-sustaining populations of threatened and endangered species in AZA-accredited zoos.
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