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New lion welcomed at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted at 5:08 PM, May 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-18 09:19:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is welcoming a new lion to its pride.

Bo, a 7-year-old male African lion, moved to the Safari Park in Escondido from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado.

Guests at the Safari Park are able to visit Bo, who will rotate on and off with the lionesses until all four of the lions are comfortable interacting together, the park said.

African lion populations are declining due to habitat loss, issues that threaten human-wildlife co-existence, poaching, and illegal wildlife trade, the San Diego Wildlife Alliance said.