Have You Missed Us?

Visit Zuri and Hassan in their newly renovated habitat!

The first of three major exhibit renovation projects is now complete. Explore the totally new lion viewing area! Feel the impact of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a whole new view of the habitat of Africa’s biggest cats, and more.

The renovated habitat has a totally new view for lions too, and they may not be visible at times; so bear with our feline friends Zuri and Hassan as they adjust to their new space. 


Meet Hassan

Hassan is the larger of the two lions and has an impressive mane. His vocalizations can be heard all around the zoo.






Meet Zuri

Zuri is smaller and lighter in color. She is very energetic and can often be found sitting on the rocks in the exhibit.










Learn more about the new African Journey

Plan Your Visit


Adopt A Lion!

It’s a wild way to support the animals you care most about at the Maryland Zoo. 100% of proceeds from each adoption package support animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation for endangered and threatened species.

Each Lion Adoption Package includes:

  • Plush keepsake lion
  • Two (2) general admission Zoo tickets valid for one year
  • Personalized Official Animal Adoption Certificate
  • Lion Fun Fact Sheet
  • A frameable photograph of your lion

*Includes shipping & handling

Adopt a Lion

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