If your kids are home from school this week for the holidays, it's the perfect time to come by and meet our newest resident, Tiberius the lion!
Tiberius, a juvenile male African lion, was born at the Seneca Park Zoo in
Rochester, NY on March 7, 2013 to first time parents Asha and . Tiberius was
hand-raised by keepers at the Seneca Park Zoo, along with his sister Savanah. Chester
|Photo by Marie Kraus, courtesy of Seneca Park Zoo|
He was brought to
on a breeding recommendation from the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for African
lions living in Zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Buffalo
After he has some time to grow accustomed to his new home, Tiberius will be introduced to a pair of half-sister lionesses, Lelie and
, who were born at Smithsonian’s
National Zoo in 2010. Lusaka
The mission of an AZA Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Program is to cooperatively manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, species population within AZA-accredited Zoos and Aquariums, Certified Related Facilities, and Sustainability Partners.
Tiberius, a beloved animal within the Rochestercommunity, will be out for public viewing in the Buffalo Zoo’s lion exhibit from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily.
|Photo by Kelli O'Brien, courtesy of Seneca Park Zoo|