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For the Love of Lions

Animal Park volunteer Shri Goswami shares his passion for Panthera leo, especially the late longtime resident Ra.

Through his commanding presence on the tour path and his role as “poster child” in Park photography and promotional materials , Ra Lion was a favorite resident we were lucky to have with us for many years.

A lion poses regally.

The eternally regal Ra

We’re thrilled to be featured in the Summer 2023 issue of Hyco Lake Magazine (flipbook page 56, print page 54) in a story honoring our dedicated volunteer Shri Goswami and his special relationship with Ra. We think you’ll enjoy reading more about this devoted duo. Thank you, Hyco Lake Magazine!

A volunteer using tongs feeds treats to a lion through a fence.

Shri Goswami (a trained volunteer) feeds a few treats to Ra Lion, while Kiara Lion awaits her turn.