An enthusiastic welcome awaited our three newest arrivals to the Zoo on Friday, January 11, 2013. Mufasa, Scar and Kovu, three brothers, left the Abilene Zoo, Texas since Tuesday and landed safely at 7:30 a.m. at the Piarco Airport. Now at two and a half years old, they weigh in at over 150 kilograms.
Third generation, they were bred in captivity at the Abilene Zoo under the supervision of the stud-book keeper to ensure a robust nature. Eager to be in their new enclosure, they are the Zoo’s star attractions.