Panthera leo leo
IUCN Status: Extinct in the wild
Barbary lions have been extinct in the wild since the 1920s. Our lions are descended from the Barbary lions kept in the palace menageries by the kings of Morocco and carry distinctive genes which may be important for the diversity of North African lions.
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All subspecies of lion are now threatened in the wild mainly due to conflict with people.
Lifespan: up to 20 years
Weight: Males 200kg, females 130kg
Length: 2.5 metres
Diet detail: Deer, wild boar, antelope and monkeys
Did you know?: Lions can eat 40 lbs of meat in a sitting. That’s the equivalent of 160 quarter pounder burgers!
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Adras and Oudrika had their first litter in 2019. Khari, Binti and Kulinda now almost 2 years old are very playful and a joy to anyone who visits. Khari is taking after his dad in both looks and personality with bold Kulinda and shy Binti by their mother’s side. Adopt the pride today to help protect Barbary lions for the future.