Azi and Zazu are lion brothers, born to the same parents in different litters. Azi is the older brother, a very playful and laid back cat, he can be nervous initially of new things but when familiar he often leads the way! He has been seen lately trying to assert his dominance over younger brother Zazu who although much smaller than Azi, this doesn’t put him off tackling his older brother to the ground and chewing on his tail.
Zazu is a bit more confident than Azi and usually the first to investigate new things, he loves to play, destroy his enrichment and roll around in the new scents that keepers add to their enclosure.
Azi and Zazu have an exciting future ahead of them...
Your Adoption Really Helps
By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.
What's included in your adoption?
Digital pack £25
Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Adoption pack will be sent straight to your inbox
Printed pack £35
18cm cuddly toy
Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Personalised certificate of adoption
Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
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Key Facts about African Lions
Natural range: Africa Height: 1 metre at the shoulder Weight: 200kg Diet: Carnivore
African Lions are known as the King of the Jungle, they are an apex predator that typically hunts in groups at night time when the African Savannah is cooler. They are the only sociable cat species and can live in prides of 2-40 lions, in the wild they will live to 8-12 years old and will have 2-4 cubs every 2 years.
Their wild population is currently around 20,000 and declining due to habitat loss, human conflict and climate change.
How we're helping
The Aspinall Foundation, a world class animal conservation charity, is dedicated to returning captive bred animals to protected wilderness areas and reserves in their native habitats. In Africa, The Aspinall Foundation fund and manage animal protection projects in Congo, Gabon, and South Africa.
Our work in South Africa started in 1995 with our first reintroduction of eastern black rhino. We then became the first charity to send a brown hyena born in the UK back to Africa. In more recent years we have rescued elephants, giraffes and Lions and have achieved another world first in conservation for sending a pair of UK born cheetah back to the wild.