Lee Richardson Zoo says farewell to lion cubs

A lioness at the Lee Richardson Zoo

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City is losing some residents.

Four male lion cubs will find a new home at the Denver Zoo.

They were born a year ago, with one sister rounding out their litter.

The female will stay, but zoo officials tell us it’s time for the boys to move on

“They’ll become, stay together as one male pride there,” said Whitney Buchman of the Lee Richardson Zoo. “They were just reaching an age where dad, basically, in lion world, dad doesn’t want them around at a certain time, because they will eventually challenge him for the role of pride leader.”

There is no word yet on when exactly the lions will be moved. Weather conditions need to be right to transport them: not too hot, not too cold.

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