Hogle Zoo has acquired two young African lions, an 18-month-old male and an 11-month-old female, which will be displayed in the Feline Building at the zoo's west end.

African lions, once native throughout Africa, are now found in limited numbers, mainly on preserves.During the past few years, American zoos have made a concerted effort to breed rare Asian lions. During this time, numbers of African lions have dwindled.