Chadwick

  • Passed away December 5, 2019 at 21 years old, the oldest African lion in an AZA-accredited instiution
  • Was born in September 1998 at the Indianapolis Zoo
  • Was long-time companion of female lion Gingerbread
  • Sired two living offspring who went on to other zoos
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Conservation Status

Humans are among the main threats to lions in the wild, according to the IUCN Red List which lists the species as Vulnerable. It is believed that many lions killed by humans are retaliatory or preemptive to protect life and livestock, though trophy hunting is still allowed in some sub-Saharan countries. Habitat loss, depletion of prey, and disease from domestic animals are other factors.

Protect Local Birds!

Lions and house cats are similar in many ways, including their inclinations to play and hunt. By putting a bell on the collar of your outdoor cat or keeping your cat indoors, you can help protect many local birds from your cat’s natural instincts.