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Welcome to Lion Overlook!

lion overlook logo       There is a new king in town! African lion, Hubert, joined the Zoo in late 2012. He was born at the Milwaukee County Zoo in July 2011 and came to the Zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan supported by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

       Since then, Hubert has been acclimating to his new habitat and slowly meeting female lions, Tia and Bridget. Tia and Bridget have not had a male lion companion since the death of Zoo-favorite, Aslan, in March 2012.

       Like Aslan before, Hubert joined the pride as a healthy, young and handsome cat. He will not have a full mane for awhile but will be an impressive, big cat when he is full grown.

       Although he was initially shy, Hubert is getting more comfortable with his surroundings and has already been seen perched on top of the hill in Lion Overlook surveying his new “kingdom.”  Because introductions can take awhile, guests may see either the females or Hubert. As they spend more time bonding, guests may see the entire pride relaxing and playing together.

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