DENVER (CBS4)– Visitors to the Denver Zoo can see four new African lion cubs who are making the zoo their home.
The cubs are in the maternity den area of Benson Predator Ridge. The one-year male cubs Kito, Bahati, Usiki and Jasiri arrived from Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan. on July 13.
The cubs have deep Denver roots as their father, Razi, was born at Denver Zoo and was sent to Lee Richardson Zoo for breeding.
“We are thrilled to have these four cubs make their home at Denver Zoo,” said Vice President for Animal Care Hollie Colahan in a statement. “We feel this is full circle with their grandfather, grandmother and father all having history at Denver Zoo.”
The cubs were born May 17, 2015 and now weigh more than 200 pounds each. Their grandfather, Krueger, and grandmother, Baby, moved to Denver Zoo from Ohio’s Columbus Zoo in May 2004 and gave birth to the cubs’ father, Razi on Aug. 2, 2006.
Additional Information from Denver Zoo:
To welcome the lions, Denver Zoo is offering a special admissions and membership discount. From 1 – 5 p.m. July 29, 30 and 31, guests will receive $4 off of admission or $16 dollars off of a family or family plus membership in honor of the Zoo’s new 16 paws with coupon. In order to redeem this discount, guests must either show the Zoo’s coupon on their cell phone when purchasing tickets or print out a copy of the coupon and present it when purchasing tickets at the main entrance. Discount is per person within the same group.