West Palm Beach, FL – Lion Country Safari will be promoting the completion of the lion habitat with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The expansion is designed to hold the park’s 11 lions and will also allow for a future conservation and breeding program for a new pride of lions.
The habitat’s design will pave the way for young, genetically valuable lions (3 females and 2 males) to form the core of a breeding pride at the park. Lions are now visible on both sides of the road, with each habitat area encompassing approximately 5 acres. Both the older pride of 6 lions and the younger 5 have been actively exploring their new habitats following each morning’s release.
The park, at the forefront of exceptional lion care, anticipates future cubs to contribute significantly to lion conservation and the AZA’s African Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSP programs, such as this one, allow zoos to care for healthy, genetically viable populations of threatened and endangered animals whose reproduction helps to ensure the survival of the species.