African lion from Rochester joins the Buffalo Zoo

Posted at 10:38 AM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-18 10:38:22-05

A nearly 2-year-old African lion has come to the Buffalo Zoo from Rochester’s Seneca Park Zoo.

Tiberius was born to first-time parents Asha and Chester on March 7, 2013 and joins Lelie and Luska, half-sisters who were born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in 2010.

Tiberius was brought to the Buffalo Zoo on a breeding recommendation from the Species Survival Plan, which works to manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, species population in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

He will be available from public viewing in the lion exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo every day from 10 a.m. until Noon.