With more than 6,000 species on display, there’s always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. We are excited to welcome Cubapalooza; 3 Lion cubs, a White Tiger Cub and a Leopard Cub to Wildlife World. All 3 species can now be seen on display at Wildlife World’s popular Baby Animal Nursery.
All 5 cubs are receiving around-the-clock care by the experienced Wildlife World hand raising team and two Veterinarians. Cubs are getting bottles of formula several times a day and over the next few weeks, they will begin the transition to include meat in their diet.
Historically, tigers once ranged over most of Asia and may have numbered more than 100,000. Today, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), tigers are critically endangered having lost over 93 percent of their home range. Total wild tiger population estimates vary with approximately 3,000 individuals; However, the effective wild tiger population, animals able to reproduce offspring that in turn can reproduce, may be as low as 1,000 to 1,500.
As one of the most recognizable animal symbols in the world, African
Lions once were accurately the King of the Jungle. They are now listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, due to habitat loss and pursuit in non-protected areas. Sadly, the population is believed to have fallen by up to 50% in the last 50 to 60 years.
Leopards are nimble and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars. Along with the lion, these nocturnal predators live in sub-Saharan Africa, but they can also be found in northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. Unfortunately, many of their populations are endangered.
Habitat loss and degradation along with increased poaching remain the biggest threats to all these feline’s survival.
Wildlife World’s keepers and veterinarians have raised dozens of species of wild and endangered animals over the past quarter century. At Wildlife World, we strive to maximize genetic diversity in the zoological population with our breeding programs. By the indoor exhibit’s very nature, the young animals on display change from week to week, month to month and season to season, so it’s always a surprise as to what babies you will get to see!
As an USDA licensed, private institution, accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA), Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park receives zero taxpayer funding. No tax dollars have ever been spent to build or operate Wildlife World in its nearly 32-year history.
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ (SE corner of state route 303 and northern Ave.) We’re open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. Zoo exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last zoo admission is at 5:00 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daytime admission includes access to the zoo, aquarium and safari park. Special reduced evening admission to Aquarium-Only is available after 5:00 p.m.
For more info: (623) 935-WILD (9453) or visit us on facebook, Instagram, on Twitter @ZooWildlife, and www.WildlifeWorld.com.