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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LOIS

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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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  • "4 days left for killman zoo fundraiser tickets. $60 each or table of 10 for $550. Sat Feb 23 @ Marquis Gardens Hamilton. Dinner is: Cesar salad, garlic bread, pasta, beef, potatoes, veggies, personal pies for desert. Open coffee station & tea all evening. Cash bar. Live auction & raffle with popcorn bar (included) and Domino's Pizza for late night" Head on out to our fundraiser, meet the staff, learn about our amazing animals, and our on going efforts to always give our fur family a great livelihood!! #thekillmanzoo #fundraiser #meetthekeepers #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #bepartofourpride @thekillmanzoo

    thekillmanzoo: ""4 days left for killman zoo fundraiser tickets. $60 each or table of 10 for $550.  Sat Feb 23 @ Marquis Gardens Hamilton. Dinner is: Cesar salad, garlic bread, pasta, beef, potatoes, veggies, personal pies for desert.  Open coffee station & tea all evening. Cash bar.  Live auction & raffle with popcorn bar (included) and Domino's Pizza for late night"
Head on out to our fundraiser, meet the staff, learn about our amazing animals, and our on going efforts to always give our fur family a great livelihood!! #thekillmanzoo #fundraiser #meetthekeepers #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #bepartofourpride @thekillmanzoo"
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  • Lex Luthor #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies #lionconservationcanadatrust #thekillmanzoo

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  • Here’s comes the snow tiger #savetigers #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting @thekillmanzoo @lionconservationcanadatrust

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  • these two young adults are filling out, the Maine’s are starting to bush out over the shoulders, looking fuller instead of the fo hawk. Really starting to mature but still show moments of them being young. #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo @lionconservationcanadatrust

    thekillmanzoo: "these two young adults are filling out, the Maine’s are starting to bush out over the shoulders, looking fuller instead of the fo hawk. Really starting to mature but still show moments of them being young. #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo @lionconservationcanadatrust"
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  • Happy New Year.. with joy we introduce to our animal family Thor "Thunderbum" Son of our handsome Oden

    thekillmanzoo: "Happy New Year.. with joy we introduce to our animal family
Thor "Thunderbum" 
Son of our handsome Oden"
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  • Oh Ms Penelope #savejaguars #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo @lionconservationcanadatrust

    thekillmanzoo: "Oh Ms Penelope #savejaguars #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo @lionconservationcanadatrust"
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  • We wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas!! From our Pride to yours may you find Peace and Joy today as you share in good cheer. Christmas here today - plenty of good favourites and Christmas dinners for all the animal gang!! Thank you to all whom have donated and supported our animal family this 2018 year with spoiling that they much enjoy. Lions―the very thought of this animal brings images of its regal pose and flowing mane to mind. A lion is rightfully known as the 'king of animals'. Its majestic look exhibits strengths, and a roar from him is enough to send shivers down one's spine. Lions usually symbolize strength, leadership, fear, royalty, pride, nobility, majesty, etc. For some, it also represents focus, strength, determination, a gallant warrior, etc. The lion has found mention in various religions, mythological stories, and literature in various cultures throughout the world.

    thekillmanzoo: "We wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas!! From our Pride to yours may you find Peace and Joy today as you share in good cheer. 
Christmas here today - plenty of good favourites and Christmas  dinners for all the animal gang!! Thank you to all whom have donated and supported our animal family this 2018 year with spoiling that they much enjoy.

Lions―the very thought of this animal brings images of its regal pose and flowing mane to mind. A lion is rightfully known as the 'king of animals'. Its majestic look exhibits strengths, and a roar from him is enough to send shivers down one's spine.

Lions usually symbolize strength, leadership, fear, royalty, pride, nobility, majesty, etc. For some, it also represents focus, strength, determination, a gallant warrior, etc. The lion has found mention in various religions, mythological stories, and literature in various cultures throughout the world."
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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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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

    thekillmanzoo: "#Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost
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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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