Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is excited to announce the birth of 3 African lion cubs, 2 baby warthogs and a litter of jackals!!!! The babies are receiving around-the-clock care by Wildlife World’s expert hand raising and veterinarian team.

The lion cubs receive bottles of formula, several times a day and are weighed daily. Over the next few weeks, they will begin the transition to include meat in their diet. As one of the most recognizable animal symbols in the world, African Lions 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.  Habitat loss and degradation along with increased poaching remain the biggest threats to these feline’s survival.

Easter weekend will be a great time to view these newborns on display inside Wildlife World’s Baby Animal Nursery. Thousands of children have enjoyed searching for eggs every year in the area next to the petting zoo, playground and train station at the Zoo’s northeast corner. Egg Hunts will be held on both Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st at 1:30 p.m. for children 7 years and under and at 3:30 p.m. for all children.  The Easter Egg Hunt is free with paid admission.

Wildlife World strives to maximize genetic diversity in the zoological population with their breeding programs. With more than 600 species and 6000 animals on display, there’s always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. Other babies on display include Jr. the sea lion pup, a colobus monkey, spider monkey, twin red-handed tamarins & several hoofed animal species like baby goats in the petting zoo and other youngsters throughout the 100-acre park.

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 35-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.) 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 4:30 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission includes access to the Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park.