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Lion Country Safari welcomes 2 new lions

6-year-old brothers Boone, Vander relocated from North Carolina
Posted at 1:03 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 13:36:40-05

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. — Lion Country Safari has welcomed two new members to its pride.

The animal adventure park on Monday introduced WPTV to its two new male lions, Boone and Vander, who are brothers and both 6 years old.

Boone and Vander were recently relocated from the North Carolina Zoo to Lion Country Safari as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' conservation plan.

"Boone and Vander are currently visible in the lion habitat intermittently, and as they get more comfortable and acclimated, they'll kind of set pace and let us know when they are ready to venture further into other habitats areas in the lion section," said Haley Passeser, a spokeswoman for Lion Country Safari.

With the addition of Boone and Vander, there are now 11 lions at the animal park.

To learn more about Lion Country Safari, click here.