|Hey there Kitty Kitty!|
The Zoo has a brand new lion habitat that my friend Meldee went to check out on opening day.
|Being camera shy? Or just grooming?|
|What a beautiful animal!|
Sure enough, his paws (below) are curved as if they are hugging someone.
|Those "hugging" paws are also huge and deadly|
|Look at that mane from the back!|
|A sleek and lean killing machine|
I cannot begin to imagine the power in this beautiful cat's muscles (above). At (I'm guessing) around ten times my Jack's size, I'm sure they could rip me - or any adult human - to shreds quite easily!
|I love this face!|
|The King taking a nap in the sun|
The keeper said it is a great sign that they are sleeping (as shown in these photos) - it means they are comfortable and happy in their new home!
|The Lion Fountain has been around for many years.|
The Hogle's famous Lion Fountain has been refurbished and placed right beside the new lion enclosure. It was always a favorite with the kids and with adults for fun photo ops. What a nice place to put it!
|The Lady Lion sleeping|
The female lions are named Seyla and Nabu. You would think they would hail from deepest Africa. Nope. They are from that faraway place called Washington, land of Starbucks.
|Look at these lovely kitty feet!|
|Seyla and Nabu relaxing|
|Hey! I see you there with the camera!|
|What a beautiful princess!|
Hogle Zoo is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
With the new Lion Habitat, I think it would be a great place to visit when you are in the Salt Lake area. Go say hi to Baron, Vulcan, Seyla and Nabu some time soon!
Photos: MP Love