Fresno Chaffee Zoo celebrated World Lion Day on Thursday with special events at the zoo’s African Adventure.
Zookeeper Amanda Ramsay went through a series of training protocols with lioness Kiki during a feeding session with all four of the zoo’s lions. Meanwhile, lion cub Kijani, right, and his mother Kiki waited for a special treat.
Zoo staff invited guests to do lion-themed arts and crafts, see and touch carnivore biofacts and more during the celebration.
Guests will get a chance to win a behind-the-scenes lion tour by buying opportunity drawing tickets for $1 at the zoo’s admission booth and the Market gift shop behind African Adventure’s Kopje Lodge. Two winners will get a private tour for up to six people to see the zoo’s lion pride.
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All proceeds will be donated to the Ruaha Carnivore Project to protect lions and other carnivores in the wild.