Lions in the Port Lympne Animal Park enclosure
Port Lympne Wildlife Park - description
After more than ten years, three lion cubs, one male and two females were born in Port Lympne. The pups were born in the early morning hours of Monday, May 13, for the first time to Adras' parents, an imposing male and his female companion Oudrice. The lion cubs were named - Khari, Binti and Kulinda!
Port Lympne Wildlife Sanctuary near Hythe, Kent, England, covers an area of 2,4 km2 and includes a historic mansion and landscaped gardens.
John Aspinall bought the manor with Edwardian estate near Lympne in 1973; the intention was to solve the lack of space in the nearby Howletts Wild Animal Park. It was opened to the public in 1976. Since 1984, animal parks have been owned by a charity (John Aspinalle Foundation, currently run by Damian Aspinall). The collection is known as unorthodox, encouraging close personal relationships between staff and animals and for breeding rare and endangered species. The park now has tigers, lions, leopards, gorillas, bears, giraffes and the largest British herd of black rhinos. The facility also plans to release some animals into the wild.
The rooms are richly decorated and overlook the landscaped gardens and the various enclosures. The latest accommodation options are Lion Hall and Giraffe Manor with 20 bedrooms.
Lion - live