By the Santa Barbara Zoo
Paw-sitively exciting news…Pauline, the Zoo’s two-year-old young female lion, is moving to Zoo Boise in Idaho!
We’ve watched her explore and grow since she was born here in Santa Barbara in November of 2020, and now she is mature enough to contribute to a pride of her very own. The Santa Barbara Zoo is one of more than 220 accredited zoos and aquariums that participate in Species Survival Plans (SSP), a cooperative conservation program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
These zoos and aquariums work together to maximize genetic diversity and manage the long-term sustainability of species. Our zoo, as well as Zoo Boise, has helped contribute to the genetic health and longevity of numerous species, including African lions.
Pauline’s mom and dad, Felicia and Ralph, will stay in Santa Barbara for the foreseeable future, and we will follow the SSP recommendations for our future planning.
Be sure and stop by to say goodbye to Pauline if you’d like…she leaves for the Midwest this weekend. You can also check out this throwback video with some Pauline boops!
Special thanks to Pauline’s Premier Foster Feeder sponsors, Phyllis and Angelo Mozilo.