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Have you visited the African lions at Whipsnade Zoo?

Two-year-old North African lionesses Waka and Winta arrived at Whipsnade from Antwerp Zoo in Belgium in early May 2023. And they were joined in June by a male lion, Malik, from Neuwied Zoo in Germany. The 18-month-old will form a new pride with Waka and Winta. We hope to hear the pitter patter of tiny paws over the next few years! 

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  • African lion Khari lying in the grass at Whipsnade Zoo

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  • A cheetah at Whipsnade Zoo


    Cheetahs can reach speeds of up to 100km per hour (70mph) and are the world's fastest land mammal.