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Meet our lion, Khari. He's adventurous, confident and extremely handsome, and has joined us from Blackpool Zoo while their Big Cat House is being renovated. 

Khari, which means ‘King-like’ in Swahili, moved in in May 2022 is settling in really well - have you spotted him yet? 

African lion Khari at Whipsnade Zoo

Visit African lion Khari 

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  • African lion Khari lying in the grass at Whipsnade Zoo

    African lion

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    Amur tiger

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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.