We are home to African lions Boss, Semira and Amahle! The sibling group were born back in August 2012 at Longleat Safari Park, which makes them eight years old. Amahle joined Newquay Zoo back in 2014 with Boss and Semira joining shortly after.
African lions are native to the sub-Saharan region of Africa, living in grasslands, scrub and open woodlands. Unlike other cat species, they are very sociable animals, living in groups or prides of around 30 lions. Groups usually consist of around 3 male lions, 12 lionesses and their young.
They are top predators with a carnivorous diet, preying on antelopes, buffaloes, zebras, rhinos hippos to name a few!
African lions are classified as Vulnerable due to habitat loss and illegal poaching for medicinal powers, as hunting trophies or by ranchers protecting their livestock.
Newquay Zoo is home to a sibling group, who are brilliant ambassadors for this big cat species.