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Lion Pride size in Zoos

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Chimpangeek, 15 Dec 2015.

  1. Chimpangeek

    Chimpangeek Well-Known Member

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    It seems that every Zoo I've been to/know of, has a Pride of just 2 or 3 adult lions, which would be considered very small in most wild populations. Are there many Zoos/Safari parks that keep larger, more extended Prides, especially ones with multiple males?
     
  2. premierfong

    premierfong Active Member

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    Seoul Zoo in Korea have like 20 lions
     
  3. karoocheetah

    karoocheetah Well-Known Member

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    Both Knowsley Safari Park & West Midlands keep large prides of Lions with several males of differing ages, whether or not those males are all intact is another matter!
     
  4. Ned

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    Possibly the largest pride I've seen was at Burgers' Zoo. I don't know the exact number but they have lots.
     
  5. longleat diego

    longleat diego Well-Known Member

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    Longleat has/had 2 prides of males numerous females and their offspring
     
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    Givskud Zoo (safari park) has a very large lion exhibit and has long claimed to have "possibly the largest group of lions in Europe". There have generally been between 30 and 40 in recent years.
     
  7. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Burgers' Zoo currently has only 5 or 6 lions, there hasn't been any breeding for several years, but until a few years ago they always had about 10-15 lions. In the 70ies they had several groups though and the total number will have been much higher...
     
  8. elefante

    elefante Well-Known Member

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    Lion Country Safari has quite a few don't they?