On May 2, 2009, we added four new cubs to our pride, when Zola had three males and one female cub.African lions are found throughout the south Sahara desert and in parts of southern and eastern Africa.Lions are the only truly social cat species, and the only cats that live in large family groups.

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The male lion’s mane serves as form of intimidation by making him seem larger, and it also protects his throat from enemies.

A lion is a “digitigrade” or toe walker – that means his heel does not touch the ground.

Asian Small-Clawed Otter We have two Asian small-clawed otters: a male and female we are hoping will breed.

Meet some of the popular mammals living at the Virginia Zoo.

In addition to these favorites, we have lots more mammals, too, so come see us soon.

African Lion Our male lion, Mramba weighs 364 pounds, and has a laid back nature. She weighs 344 pounds, is quick tempered and likes playing with balls and cones.

Our lions are very vocal, and their roars can be heard across the Zoo.

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Since I attend Liberty University right here in VA, I know there are many dozens of Virginia Christian singles groups in this beautiful state.