Lions - Animal Park at Conservators Center
August 9, 2019
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August 9, 2019

Ra Lion
Vulnerable, IUCN 3.1
Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)

Lions (Panthera leo)


  • Vulnerable

  • African savannahs and grassy plains

  • Only wild cat species to live in large groups, called prides

  • Threatened by habitat destruction and conflict with humans



Meet the Animal Park's Lions

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is currently home to 15 lions, many of whom arrived as part of a USDA placement after the Ohio State Fish and Wildlife Service seized animals from poor living conditions in 2004. Of the 10 lions who arrived at the Animal Park in 2004, three were pregnant and gave birth to over 10 cubs.

The Animal Park does not breed, nor has it bred any large cats. These species are well represented in captivity and as such they do not meet the requirements for our conservation breeding program.



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