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HABITAT

Varied, from grasslands of East Africa to sands of the Kalahari Desert.

WILD DIET

Lions are carnivores, eating a variety of mammals including zebra, buffalo and deer.

BEHAVIOUR

Lions are one of the only cats to live in a family group. Called ‘prides’ these groups can have up to 30 lions living together. In the wild the females do all the hunting, whilst the males get first pick at the meal once it is brought back to the pride.

BREEDING

2-5 cubs are born after a gestation period of 102-112 days.

THREATS

African lions suffer due to illegal poaching, habitat destruction and human encroachment on their territory.

CONSERVATION

The African lion has been given a ‘vulnerable’ status on the IUCN red list of threatened species, which has long been acknowledged as the most comprehensive list on the global conservation status of animal and plant species. A species declared as ‘vulnerable’ faces a high risk of extinction in the wild, within the next 100 years. At Newquay Zoo we offer a home for retired lions, most of whom have been part of conservation breeding programmes at other zoos. African lions suffer due to illegal poaching, habitat destruction and human encroachment on their territory.

How do I adopt an African Lion

First choose the adoption package you wish to purchase and then make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes.

Adopt a meerkat

ADOPTION PACK - £30

  • An adopter's certificate
  • A fact sheet about your chosen animal ​
  • Your name on an adopter's plaque, located near your chosen animal
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of your chosen animal

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Adopt a ring tailed lemur

Junior adoption gift box - £54

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A soft toy of your chosen animal
  • One junior entrance ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Adopt a red panda

Adult adoption gift box - £59

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Newquay Zoo travel mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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