Tanganyika Wildlife Park welcomes three young African lions

(Photo Courtesy: Tanganyika Wildlife Park)

GODDARD, Kan. (KWCH) The Tanganyika Wildlife Park is welcoming three young African lions.

The two females and one male are traveling all the way from a facility in South Africa and are set to arrive at the Park on Saturday, June 1. All three lions are 2-3 years old.

The lions will not be on public display for quite some time. However, guests will have an exclusive chance to see the new lions at the Twilight Tour, Tanganyika’s annual fundraising event Saturday, June 15 at the Park.

“We are thrilled to once again have lions at Tanganyika. The arrival of our lions introduces new outstanding genetics to the managed lion population in the US,” stated Jim Fouts, Director and founder of Tanganyika Wildlife Park.

Tanganyika has almost every rare big cat species represented at the park—from cheetahs to white tigers to snow leopards and more, but this is the first time in their history they have had their own lions.

In 2010, Tanganyika briefly rescued the entire big cat collection, including two lions, from Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, ND after a flood forced evacuation of the entire zoo.