Uganda Receives Male Lion from South Africa to Boost Conservation
The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) has received a male lion from South Africa to replace its male lion Kibonge which died last year aged 18 years.
The six year old lion named Letaba, meaning happiness in the Zulu language, was donated to Uganda by the director of the South Africa Lion Park, Mark Fynn, arrived in Uganda over the weekend.
James Musinguzi, the Executive Director of UWEC says the arrival marks a new era in lion conservation efforts.
He said currently, Uganda has less than 400 lions in the wild and the arrival of the male lion will help boost the numbers at the zoo, which can then be re-introduced in the wild.