Lion heads to Longleat

Lion heads to Longleat

A LOVEABLE lion from Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall is leaving to join a new pride at Longleat Safari Park.

Louisa arrived at Noah’s Ark as cub in February 2010 along with her brothers Zulu and Masai.

But the one-year-old is now set to join a new pride of young lions at Longleat to make extra room at Noah’s Ark for her growing brothers.

The zoo farm’s head keeper Chris Wilkinson said: “We’ve really enjoyed having Louisa here during the past year and along with her brothers, she has become very popular with our visitors.

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“However, as lions grow fast and their need for space increases, we are pleased to work with Longleat in this venture which will help them form a new pride and also ensure our own lions have more space here.”

Staff will be carrying out more work this year to improve the attraction including building a new indoor soft play barn, which will be ready when the zoo reopens on February 5.

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