2 African Lion Brothers Find New Home At Brookfield Zoo


BROOKFIELD, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Brookfield Zoo is excited to announce its latest arrivals.

The Chicago Zoological Society announced Wednesday the arrival of two male African lions at Brookfield Zoo.

Brutus and Titus were born on February 24, 2016. According to the zoo, the two lions each have distinguishing features to tell them apart. Brutus’s mane is long, dark, and straight. Titus’s mane is shorter than his brother’s as well as lighter in color and slightly frizzier. In addition, Titus is a few inches taller than Brutus. 

The two come from Hogle Zoo in Utah. They were relocated to the Brookfield Zoo, based on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ African Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP), in which the zoo is a participating institution, the zoo said in a statement.