focus magazine inerview oct 2016 issue


The newest additions to the Billabong Zoo family –  two very cute African lion cubs –  have arrived. Chrissy Jones [Focus Magazine, Port Macquarie]chatted with Zoo owner Mark Stone…

How old are they and are they related?

We have a male and a female, both were born in Africa in April 2016… They are not related so we are hopeful they can breed. It certainly is a goal for the keepers at the Zoo to be able to breed genetically strong lions for the future. After much research by our Head Keeper, Christy Brown, we approached the Ukutula Sanctuary in South Africa and in May this year Chris Simmonds, our experienced vet visited Ukutula to check out the facility and was full of praise, which gave me peace of mind.  Download the full article