Sacramento Zoo’s new African lion gets Kings-themed name

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The lion, named Slamson II after the Kings mascot, is three years old and is the only male lion at the zoo after the death of Kamau in June 2023.

“The arrival of this lion not only adds to the Sacramento Zoo’s rich history with these majestic animals, it underscores the evolving role of zoos in today’s conservation landscape,” said Sacramento Zoo Chief Executive Officer Jason Jacobs. “Over the past 90 years, the Sacramento Zoo has played a crucial role in educating and exposing generations of visitors to the wonders of lions.”

The addition of the lion is part of the zoo’s planning for a larger zoo in Elk Grove. The proposed new zoo is committed to caring for a larger pride of lions and plans call for an expansive habitat at the highest point of the new zoo.

The male lion and 18-year-old lioness Cleo will rotate out on display until the animals acclimate and a new schedule is developed.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.