Knoxville Zoo opening new exhibit featuring lions and baboons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knoxville Zoo will open two new habitats on Saturday for African Lions and Hamadryas Baboons.

The Valley of the Kings exhibit will feature two lions, Jimmy and Zarina, and three baboons, Cairo, Tchabu and Buzz.

The exhibit will also feature special viewing areas to allow zoo visitors a chance to see training sessions with the animals up close.

The Knoxville Zoo says the exhibit will be part of their Species Survival Plan to help support the conservation of both species through breeding and social placement.


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