Female lions are the primary hunters of the pride. They work together to gather food for their young.
Nyack sports a large mane that helps give him the appearance of a larger size. He can often be heard roaring on exhibit as he is a very vocal lion. He weighs about 350 pounds.
Nyack is very laid back and tolerant of the new cubs. He allows them to investigate and play with his mane. He loves spices and boomer balls as enrichment.
She can be found in the exhibit keeping an eye on her three cubs. She weighs around 325 pounds, just 25 pounds less than Nyack.
Zuri gave birth to her first litter of cubs in September 2015. She is a very attentive and protective mother to her three cubs, Mashaka, Enzi and Sukari.
Enzi, like his brother and sister, continue to grow very quickly. He is more laid back but very curious. He enjoys chasing and stalking kids at the glass on exhibit.
Enzi, meaning powerful, is courageous and likes climbing on rocks and limbs outdoors.
Mashaka is the mischievious cub and enjoys playing with Nyack's mane. He also enjoys wrestling his siblings.
Mashaka loves exploring the exhibit in the afternoons and loves playing with his entire family, especially with Nyack, their father. His name means "troublemaker."
Sukari is oftentimes seen very close to mom Zuri. She enjoys hanging out with Zuri or lying beside Nyack.
Sukari, like her brothers, love ice treats! She enjoys climbing on the rocks and limbs in the exhibit with her brothers. Her name means "sweet".
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Pounce on the chance to learn about our African lions during one of our newest chats! You may hear our five vocal lions from their exhibit in the Plains area. With the addition of three curious cubs in Sept. 2015 comes a mixture of fun personalities! During a keeper’s training demonstration, keep an eye out for the playful siblings as they often like to join in on each other’s demonstration. While you experience the pride’s dynamics, find out more about these incredible cats and the challenges they face in Central Africa.
The Animal Amigo program helps care for all of the animals at the Zoo by funding food, medical treatment, equipment, enrichment toys, and habitat improvement for the animals in our care. For a donation of $100 or more, you can sponsor a lion at the Indianapolis Zoo. You will receive a plush, collector card, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board!Learn More