Story: Zoos and aquariums

Lions (2nd of 4)

Lions

Big cats, such as lions, tigers and cheetahs, feature in most large zoos. African lions breed easily, and to prevent cubs being born each year most zoo lions are neutered or put on contraceptives for much of their adult life. This female (left) and male (right) are in the Auckland Zoo.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Zoos and aquariums - Zoo animals and entertainment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18436/lions (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008