THE PRIDE

The Killman Zoo has one of the largest lion families in Canada with fourteen individuals from the ages of 11 months old to 12 years old. All are African Lions, including our newest additions, two white lions. At the zoo, you will see various stages of a lions life, with the younger cubs having only a small Mohawk mane to seeing their 400 lb fathers with a full-belly mane. You may be lucky enough to hear the whole pride roar throughout the entire zoo. This typically happens after a large meal – come see our Big Kitty Crunch Time on Sunday to hear it and learn more with our feeding demonstration!

Panthera Leo

The Lion is the most widely recognized icon in the animal kingdom, specifically with respect to the male lion’s mane. Lions are the most social of all the cats in the feline family, with groups of individuals living together called prides. A typical pride consists of 15 individuals, with much fewer males than females. The females are the majority hunters of the pride, while males serve as protection over all individuals. As generalists, their diet consists of various types of prey, with a preference for ungulates such as wildebeest, deer, zebra, and buffalo.

White lions are not a separate species of lion, but rather have a genetic condition called Leucism. This is essentially a colour morph of the lion species which causes a paler colouration.

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NAIROBI

TITUS

HARRY

JOSEY

NIOMI

SOLITAIRE

LAUREL

HARDY

OSCAR

PEARL

AERO

Contrary to popular belief, white lions are not albinos. Rather, their ultra-light coloration is a result of a genetic mutation that occurs when two such individuals mate. The condition is called leucistic, which means that they have normal pigment in the eyes and paw pads, but lack pigment in the hair. The resulting appearance is somewhat variable; some individuals are near-white, while others are blond or reddish.

These white-haired lions are believed to be natives to the Timbavati region of South Africa. They are said to have lived in this region for a very long time. But officially, the first recorded sighting of white lions happened during the latter part of the 1920s.

White lions have been successfully bred in captivity but are rare in the wild, since their light color makes them less effective hunters and more vulnerable to poachers.

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  • #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost ・・・ Muskoka is growing by the week! #savemountainlions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo

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  • #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost ・・・ Penelope #savejaguars #savehabitat #bantrophyhunting #notpets #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo

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  • If you weren’t able to make it for thanksgiving weekend, then head out next weekend to “pick a pumpkin, pick a cat” before we close for the winter. #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost ・・・ Titus and Nairobi, two siblings enjoying there pumpkins for some enrichment!! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @lionconservationcanadatrust @thekillmanzoo

    thekillmanzoo: "If you weren’t able to make it for thanksgiving weekend, then head out next weekend to “pick a pumpkin, pick a cat” before we close for the winter. #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost
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Titus and Nairobi, two siblings enjoying there pumpkins for some enrichment!! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @lionconservationcanadatrust @thekillmanzoo"
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  • Not only are we thankful for the critters that roam the zoo but also the human critters that take such good care of us! Thank you to Lisa, Betty-Anne, Ali, Dan and Tiffany! Your generosity is what fuels us! Love, your zoo family.

    thekillmanzoo: "Not only are we thankful for the critters that roam the zoo but also the human critters that take such good care of us! Thank you to Lisa, Betty-Anne, Ali, Dan and Tiffany! Your generosity is what fuels us! Love, your zoo family."
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  • So this happened this morning!! This "troop" of rings, just so happen to be the keepers here at the Killman Zoo. We are a few days behind in posting to get them all together, but.. A fine troop of lemurs we are grateful of for their dedication to our animals and visitors alike comes with much pride and their love for our animal family. Happy zookeeper day!! Thank you Guys for a terrific 2018 season with much appreciation!! Join us this weekend for the Great Pumpkin Smash, and Big Kitty Crunch. Tricks and treats with our lemur troop Get your treat bag when you arrive, find the lemur keepers to fill your bags. @kdilellio6 @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 @thekillmanzoo @willskoryk @heidi_oglesby

    thekillmanzoo: "So this happened this morning!! This "troop" of rings, just so happen to be the keepers here at the Killman Zoo. 
We are a few days behind in posting to get them all together, but.. A fine troop of lemurs we are grateful of for their dedication to our animals and visitors alike comes with much pride and their love for our animal family. Happy zookeeper day!! Thank you Guys for a terrific 2018 season with much appreciation!! Join us this weekend for the Great Pumpkin Smash, and Big Kitty Crunch. 
Tricks and treats with our lemur troop 
Get your treat bag when you arrive, find the lemur keepers to fill your bags.  @kdilellio6 @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 @thekillmanzoo @willskoryk @heidi_oglesby"
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  • Come visit this weekend (including the holiday Monday) from 11am to 5pm! Come see your favourite critters and celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween. . #killmanzoo #bigcats #lion #lions #pumpkin #halloween #thanksgiving #thanksgivingcanada #ontario #hamont #sixnations #caledonia #pumpkinsmash #comevisit #wearyourcostume

    thekillmanzoo: "Come visit this weekend (including the holiday Monday) from 11am to 5pm! Come see your favourite critters and celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween.
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#killmanzoo #bigcats #lion #lions #pumpkin #halloween #thanksgiving #thanksgivingcanada #ontario #hamont #sixnations #caledonia #pumpkinsmash #comevisit #wearyourcostume"
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  • Don’t forget to come see your favourite critters before we close for the season! Open weekends 11am to 5pm, including Thanksgiving Monday! . . #killmanzoo #pocket_family #firstnations #huffpostgram #torontoguardian #thesix #natgeo #birds #ontarioparks #hypetoronto #macaw #birdsofinstagram #pocket_canada #mustseeit #canadasworld #niagara #discoverontario #torontoblog #ctribune #scarletmacaw #natgeoit #niagaraparks . Video credit @kdilellio6

    thekillmanzoo: "Don’t forget to come see your favourite critters before we close for the season! Open weekends 11am to 5pm, including Thanksgiving Monday!
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#killmanzoo #pocket_family #firstnations #huffpostgram #torontoguardian #thesix #natgeo #birds #ontarioparks  #hypetoronto #macaw #birdsofinstagram #pocket_canada #mustseeit #canadasworld #niagara #discoverontario #torontoblog #ctribune #scarletmacaw #natgeoit #niagaraparks .
Video credit @kdilellio6"
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  • We might be closed during the week as of Monday, but we’re remaining open on weekends through the month of October. Head on out and see Hardy and the rest of our pride! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting @thekillmanzoo @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93

    thekillmanzoo: "We might be closed during the week as of Monday, but we’re remaining open on weekends through the month of October. Head on out and see Hardy and the rest of our pride! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting @thekillmanzoo @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93"
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  • Be a part of our pride, head on out to the zoo to visit our pride for the last few months that we are remaining open before winter arrives. #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost ・・・ L + H crew. Be part of the Coalition not against it. Photography by yours truly @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 me. SAVE LIONS! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #lionconservationcanadatrust @lionconservationcanadatrust @thekillmanzoo

    thekillmanzoo: "Be a part of our pride, head on out to the zoo to visit our pride for the last few months that we are remaining open before winter arrives. #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost
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L + H crew. Be part of the Coalition not against it. Photography by yours truly @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 me. SAVE LIONS! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #lionconservationcanadatrust @lionconservationcanadatrust @thekillmanzoo"
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  • CHOMP! . Just a reminder that the #killmanzoo will be closed this Tuesday to Friday and will reopen on Saturday at 10am-5pm. . #killmanzoo #puma #pocket_family #firstnations #huffpostgram #torontoguardian #thesix #natgeo #cougar #ontarioparks #hypetoronto #mountainlion #catsofinstagram #pocket_canada #mustseeit #canadasworld #niagara #discoverontario #torontoblog #ctribune #savecougars #natgeoit #niagaraparks . Video credit @kdilellio6

    thekillmanzoo: "CHOMP! .
Just a reminder that the #killmanzoo will be closed this Tuesday to Friday and will reopen on Saturday at 10am-5pm. .
#killmanzoo #puma #pocket_family #firstnations #huffpostgram #torontoguardian #thesix #natgeo #cougar #ontarioparks  #hypetoronto #mountainlion #catsofinstagram #pocket_canada #mustseeit #canadasworld #niagara #discoverontario #torontoblog #ctribune #savecougars #natgeoit #niagaraparks .
Video credit @kdilellio6"
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