African lions Tiberius and his sister, Savannah, were born here at Seneca Park Zoo on March 6, 2013. Last December, Tiberius was sent to the Buffalo Zoo to be a part of their breeding program, as recommended by the African Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP). I recently received an update from one of the zoo keepers who works with Tiberius in Buffalo.
She says he is just wonderful and has grown into a very handsome adult. He has been introduced to his two new pride mates, five-year-old half-sisters Lelie and Lusaka.
If you can make the trip, visit the Buffalo Zoo to see what an amazing adult our little cub has become.
I wish the Buffalo keeper staff all the best in their efforts to conserve this important species.
–Mary Ellen Sheets, Zoo Keeper
Photos by Chris Frommer